Human Services

Ninos Del Sol Peru, Inc

aka Niños del Sol

Satellite Beach, FL

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

2009

Executive Director

Viviana Martinez

Co-Director

Avishai Pearlson

Main Address

c/o L Bo 476 Royal Palm Ct

Satellite Beach, FL 32937 USA

Formerly Known As

Casa De Milagros Peru

Keywords

orphans, orphanage, Peru, homeless, children's home, education

EIN

26-4475567

 Number

4334843081

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Orphan Continuing Education

Children's Home

Where we work

Our Results

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Children's Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

As our group of kids grows older, many go through phases where they abandon the positive values we've taught them or even leave or home altogether. We're always happy when they choose to return.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed cultural competence

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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 an apartment in Cusco for the children who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education and provide them with 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 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 measure our progress through the academic achievements of the kids, as well as monitoring their emotional well-being.

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.

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Financials

Ninos Del Sol Peru, Inc

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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