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Abandoned & At-Risk Children

The Girasoles Program began in 1987 with a small group of Peruvian volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children living in the streets of Lima.

Armed with nothing more than some sandwiches and soccer balls, volunteers faithfully went out into the streets at night to share Christ’s love with these children.

Today, the Girasoles Program is composed of five different homes around the country of Peru. Our homes are located across all three of Peru’s main geographical regions: the coast, the mountains, and the jungle.

While the children we serve are culturally diverse, they generally have one common element regardless of their background—a very negative self-image. Many have undergone years of neglect, abuse, and abandonment before arriving to our homes, and after being marginalized and mistreated for so long many of them believe that they are the problem.

Our staff at each home work hard to change their world view. Our goal is to provide a Christian family environment for each child, where they can be nurtured physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We strive to provide a safe environment for each child coupled with proper care, counseling and education.

Our message to each child is that they do not have to be defined by their past. Instead, we share that God created them in His image with a specific purpose. For that reason, they have infinite value, are worthy of being loved and of sharing that love with others.

Deaf Ministry

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Contact Details

Unión Bíblica del Perú

Av. Bolivia 180 – Piso 4
Cercado de Lima

Tel: +511 330 9231
Mob: +511 989 2852 51

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President: Ruth Ochoa Pillaca

Vice President: Jossian Carrera Garay

Secretary: Pedro Merino Boyd

Treasurer: Luis Malca León

Voting Member: Paul Clark

Voting Member: Daniel Silva

Voting Member: José Olivera

Director General: Juan Alvear Rodriguez

Head Office Staff

Administration & Finance: Rosa Herrera Castillo

Human Resources: Nelly Bueno

Accountant: Edna Espinoza

Treasurer: Luz Incio

Bible Ministry: Emilio Morales

Camping Ministry: Jorge Arevalo

Girasoles Program for Abandoned & At-Risk Children: Gregory Bardales

International Relations: Billy & Kate Greenman

Schools Ministry: María Antonieta Nuñez

Señales Deaf Ministry: Judit Santillana

Training & Staff Development: Paul Clark

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All about Peru

  • Population


  • Religion

    Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, Other 3.3%, Unspecified or None 2.9%

  • Population under 15


  • Official language

    Spanish and Quechua