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2019: You’ve helped plant LIVING hope!

2019 Country Updates

It’s a wonderful thing to restore hope in the life of a child…read our Country Directors’ summaries of how you’re planting living hope for each one this year!

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ…” 1 Pet. 1:3 (NIV)


Juniper Tree

Lima | Peru

Juniper Tree is located on the outskirts of Lima and provides a loving home to at-risk and traumatized children. In family-style homes, house parents care for 6-8 kids, serving as role models while tending to their physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs. We strive to create a real family atmosphere so that they feel safe, encouraged, and have the experience and ability to raise healthy families of their own someday. read more »

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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