Ninos Del Sol Peru, Inc

aka Niños del Sol   |   Melbourne, FL   |  ninosdelsol.org

Mission

We are empowering a group of Peruvian children who have been orphaned or abandoned to break the cycle of poverty in their families forever by providing them with a supportive home and the opportunity to pursue higher education.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Viviana Martinez

Co-Director

Avishai Pearlson

Main address

c/o L Bo 680 Wickham Lakes Road

Melbourne, FL 32940 USA

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Formerly known as

Casa De Milagros Peru

EIN

26-4475567

NTEE code info

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Single Organization Support (B11)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A group of orphaned, abandoned and abused children were taken in by an American woman (Kia Engelrath, known as Mama Kia) in the 1990s under the name Casa de Milagros. In 2010, Ms. Engelrath passed away due to cancer and the children were left without guidance or resources.

All of the kids have suffered from emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse in addition to being orphaned and abandoned twice.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Orphan Continuing Education

Sending the children who graduate from high school to University for continued education and career development.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

We are raising a group of orphaned and abandoned children as siblings in a loving home environment.

Our mission is to do more than provide for their basic needs. We offer nutritious foods, yoga, gardening, enrichment activities, and love. We also support kids fully through secondary education and into their careers.

Our empowerment programs are working. Most of our kids are at the top of their class in school, and we've already sent several to university.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Orphan Continuing Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

As more of our kids graduate from post-secondary education, the younger ones are inspired to see themselves as successful professionals.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive values

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Children's Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Note that this number will fall as our kids grow up and become independent. A falling number here is a success metric.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed cultural competence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Children's Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Niños are connecting with their culture and learning to have respect for their roots. They are also learning how to thrive in Peruvian culture.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Ninos Del Sol Peru is working to raise this group of children to adulthood and empower them to break the cycle of poverty in their families for future generations.

We are raising the children as siblings in a loving family-style home in Urubamba and supporting them with academic enrichment, life skills training, gardening, yoga, nutritious foods, and lots of love.

We also provide financial and emotional support through university and into their careers.

Our co-directors are a couple who each have an extensive background in education, psychology, and working with adolescents.

Our facilities provide comfortable, clean housing for the kids and our staff and board are committed to our mission.

We are committed to providing support as needed for our kids through higher education and into adulthood.

We also have a broad base of supporters who have visited our sites, met the kids, and believe strongly in what we're trying to accomplish. We also forge partnerships with other organizations to help provide our clients with meaningful volunteer experiences.

Many of our kids are at the top of their classes in school, and our two youngest boys have been accepted into a special school for high-achieving students.

Some of alumni have already graduated, and several are currently enrolled in university. One of our girls was the youngest ever accepted into the Chemical Engineering program and will graduate in 2018. The other students in our Cusco apartment are currently enrolled in music, graphic design, business administration, and other programs.

One of our clients just returned from a one-year volunteering stint in Israel, and three others are interested in making the tri soon.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ninos Del Sol Peru, Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joshua Sandstrom

Joshua Sandstrom

Circle of the Sun

Josh Brazier

Kaiizen Foundation

Kristen Stuart

Kristen Stuart

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data