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Help us raise money to sponsor a soccer team for underprivileged children in Lima, Peru for four months.

Hello everyone!

Oscar and I are going back to Peru this summer and we know this is a good opportunity to help some of the children down there. If you don't know, I went to Peru in 2005 and again in 2007 and was able to see how difficult many of the children have it there by visiting orphanages and other poor areas of Peru. Because of the poor economy, many children are left without proper care and some are left without a home to live in.

We have decided to try and raise $680 dollars by the time we leave for Peru on July 12th. This will sponsor a soccer team through Lima Kids (http://www.limakids.org). Here is more information on who they are and what they do:

What is their mission?

Our mission is to provide an alternative line of support for children and adolescents living in orphanages or in socially risky situations - essentially those who are either living on the streets or in extreme poverty or both, and who are highly vulnerable to violence (physical, psychological and sexual), sexual exploitation and substance abuse.
Happily our goals are shared by many organizations - perhaps what differentiate the LimaKids approach are our vision and our methods.

What do they do?

We target at-risk children through projects and programmes that bring sports and art to these populations, and we run the only medical outreach service for street children in Lima. By coordinating our programmes and events with more than 20 childrens' homes and orphanages, an informal collaborative network has evolved which delivers a more effective platform of support than each individual partner and provides a range of options to facilitate an exit from the streets for those children.

What will the $680 dollars buy?

Will provide the soccer team with:

1. 4 months participation in one of the categories of the 6-a-side Liga Limakids
2. Full kit (numbered shirts, shorts and socks) for the squad of 12 players
3. Balls
4. All transport costs to all their matches
5. All transport costs for their trainer – who will be providing 4 hours of coaching per week
6. Water and half-time oranges on matchdays
7. Photocheck registration documents for each player
8. Entry fees and pitch rental where needed
9. A contribution towards trophies and the Equipo Limakids shirts

We will also get the opportunity to follow their progress throughout the four months!

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Will you please help us? Even if you can only donate a dollar, it would be greatly appreciated. We are going to put our own money into this of course but can't come up with the $680 between the two of us by then. Please help us reach our goal!

Thank you so much
Gracias a todos y dios te bendigo

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