Disability Support

In impoverished families, where children of all ages are expected to lend a hand with the daily tasks, a disabled child is seen as a drain on the family’s meager resources and a problem that many families simply do not know how to deal with. In some cases disabled children ... continue reading.

Improving Education

Living Heart’s aim is for every primary school child to have a full stomach, a pen and paper, and enough energy to benefit from a full and continued education. Living Heart believes that it is through continued education that the children gain a foothold on the ladder to a brighter ... continue reading.

Improving Health

Living Heart's aim is for every vulnerable child, woman and man to have access to basic medical care and a warm set of clothes. Imagine the bone-chilling cold you would feel in the sub-zero temperatures of the Andes with only a simple poncho and traditional sandals made from car tires ... continue reading.

Preventing Malnutrition

Living Heart’s aim is for every nursery and primary school child to receive a hot breakfast and lunch every day of the school year. The standard Andean diet of potatoes, maize and small amounts of animal protein is largely devoid of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of essential nutrients for ... continue reading.

Providing Access to Contraception

Living Heart’s aim is that every woman who wishes, can gain the knowledge and opportunity to take control of their own family planning. High levels of domestic abuse and alcoholism exist – aggravated by minimal income, unwanted pregnancies and the incredible hardship of their daily lives. Women often marry young, ... continue reading.

Sustainable Agriculture

The key to Living Heart’s sustainable agriculture project is long-term education and practical, on-the-job training for the children and adults of the community. The members of the project will receive monthly training workshops, and weekly theoretical and practical classes on nutrition and cultivation. Living Heart’s aim is that every member ... continue reading.

Warm Clothes

Living Heart's aim is for every vulnerable child, woman and man to have access to basic medical care and a warm set of clothes. Imagine the bone-chilling cold you would feel in the sub-zero temperatures of the Andes with only a simple poncho and traditional sandals made from car tires ... continue reading.