Children of Kusi Wasi "Happy House"

Kusi Wasi is a home for 23 children and young adults in Peru who have moderate to severe mental and physical disabilities. They live in a small house about 40 minutes from Cusco's city center. Their ages range from about 6-28 (for many, their ages are estimated based on when they were admitted to the orphanage or when they were found on the streets). Their stories are all different, but all stem from the underlying issue of lack of support for children with special needs as well as support for their families. It is more common than not for children with special needs to be abandoned in Peru, but especially in areas with fewer resources. After spending a month volunteering at this home in Peru, I was able to get to know a group of smart, sweet, funny kids who just want to be loved. They all love music, wave goodbye to airplanes, and could spend all day at the park. The staff provides for the basic needs of all the kids to the best of their abilities, but extra support is needed. Your donation can help fund this as well as other daily needs. 

  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 36 mos
  • Jennifer Mueller  
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Elmira Sullivan 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Victoria Tillotson  
    • $15 
    • 37 mos
  • Lediana Karreci  
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
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Megan Sullivan 
Orland Park, IL
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