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Juniper Tree

Lima | Peru

On the outskirts of Lima, Juniper Tree cares for orphaned, abandoned, or abused children in loving homes. Because most of them have endured trauma, we keep the homes small, helping them to feel safe and giving them a family atmosphere most of them never knew. At Juniper, we meet their immediate needs but we look beyond food and shelter and give them tools to process the hurts of the past so they can move into bright futures.

Many of the kids we are serving now are teenagers, and we’re thrilled that many of our graduates continue their education in either university or trade schools. Our site has also been the birthplace of a new ministry for teen moms which will soon be a site of its own. Through God’s power and the support of our generous partners, we are planting seeds of faith that we pray will lead to good fruit in these Peruvian children.

Newly-hired house parents are helping us more effectively meet the needs of each child, and we have now completed staff training in ways to best recognize and protect children from abuse. An important part of our work this year was working on life plans for the kids, which included creating closer relationships with their relatives.

In the coming year, we will work to facilitate independence training for our graduates and improve administration and infrastructure of our physical property. But our most critical need is to hire for our remaining staff positions, making sure that we can minister with excellence in every area of our work.

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Juniper Story

Hope Changes Everything at Juniper Tree

Eduardo’s* heartbreaking story began when he was very young. He was found at the age of four, sleeping on the street on a cold winter night. Left with only a blanket, he could only tell us his first name, and wasn’t able to communicate the names of any of his family members. Eventually his mother was located, but it became clear that she was unwilling and unable to care for her son due to extreme substance abuse problems. No other suitable relatives were found to care for him, and nothing is known about his father, so we welcomed him into Juniper Tree.

More than just a warm place to sleep, Eduardo’s new home also offers safety, acceptance, and family. He is receiving a good education that gives him hope for the future, and he is making friends. What a privilege it is to come alongside a child who is facing the bleakest of circumstances, and offer tangible help that makes a difference! Most importantly, Eduardo is now hearing daily about the love and healing power of Jesus.

*name changed to protect privacy

How Kids Alive Cares for the Children

Rescuing Children

  • Caring for orphans and children in family-style settings
  • Providing Christian caregivers
  • Addressing physical, spiritual, and emotional needs

Giving the Gift of Education

  • Meeting individualized academic needs
  • Providing educational guidance
  • Encouraging secondary education and vocational training

Strengthening Communities

  • Meeting community needs to build strong ties
  • Addressing health care and disease prevention
  • Creating micro-enterprise solutions for economic development

Partner with Juniper Tree

Site partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what child sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.

Life at Juniper Tree