Whatever is true, ... noble, ... right, ... pure, ... lovely, ... admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

                                                                                                          Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

Worthy charities…

Marie can vouch for these Peruvian charities, where the founder/director has almost daily contact with the people they help. The leaders accept little or no salary, sometimes living on the premises.


·        The Ivy Inter-American Foundation, founded by Anabella Jordan, wife of David Jordan, former ambassador to Peru.

·      Ivy-Peru, a branch of the above organization, dedicated to supporting worthy Peruvian charities.

·      CIMA, a rehabilitation home for wayward street boys. U.S. donations accepted through Ivy-Peru.

·      Hogar de la Madre, Callao. U.S. donations accepted through Ivy-Peru.

·      Peru’s Sisters of Charity of Mother Teresa

·      Villa la Paz center for desperately sick children, founded by Tony Lazzara, MD, SFO. These children are sometimes referred to as “Dr. Tony’s kids.”

·      Mission Possible, founded, founded and managed by Veronica and Ralph Mueler.

·      CELIS, an after-school program for needy children in Manchay, on the eastern outskirts of Lima, funded by the H.E.L.P. Foundation.

Religious Art…

You can commission beautiful religious art from Rubén Aponte.

Current Peru information…

Check out the online news in The Peruvian Times, Also check out their online store.

To learn more about what’s going on in Peru, look into the Living in Peru website, full of up-to-date information.

View some pictures of Lima:

Books that Inspire


·      Anything by Eckhart Tolle, including “Stillness Speaks”, “A New Earth”,

·      Anything by Ken Wilber, including “A Brief History of Everything” “No Boundary” “The Power of Now” “The Simple Feeling of Being”

·      “A Heart Full of Peace” and other works by Joseph Goldstein.

·      Anything by the Daili Lama.

·      “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint. A sort and simple little book, translated from the French original, with a profound message. Dear to the hearts of many Peruvians.

Humor and Happiness

·       “How We Choose to be Happy” by Rick Roster & Greg Hicks.

·      “Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting: the astonishing power of feelings,” by Lynn Grabhorn.

·      "The Mood Cure,” by Julia Ross, MA.