Our Vision

God brought us to the children of Villa Faro.  Our vision is to reclaim, restore and renew the lives of the children in this community.  Our Christ centered community home will offer programs to break the cycle of poverty, increase literacy and decrease unemployment.  Our goal is to help each child reach his or her God-given potential.

 

Panel 1

About

Children of Peace Foundation is founded by Juan Luis in 2018.

Due to Juan’s personal experience living in poverty as a child, he has a heart for serving the people of the Dominican Republic and restoring children’s lives.

He is passionate about keeping starving kids fed and helping them through life. At one point Juan quit his job to cook for a friend’s foundation to feed kids.

Now, Juan strives to help kids stay off the streets and guide them on a path to success.

Read more about Juan’s Story

Panel 2

Our Country

large-physical-map-of-dominican-republic-with-major-cities

The Dominican Republic is a country located in the Caribbean discovered by Christopher Columbus. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean.

The Dominican Republic’s main source of income is coffee, sugar, and tobacco. However, the main industry of the Dominican Republic is tourism which causes government investments to overlook rural areas.

With tourism being the main source of government funds, this leaves half of the country without access to clean water and 20% of the country living in extreme poverty. The rural poverty rate is three times as high as the urban poverty rate. There is extreme poverty in rural areas leaving more than one-third of the Dominican Republic living on less than $1.25 a day.

The people of this country are desperate for their needs to be met each day.

Juan is a strong advocate for starting a community-based outreach program focusing his work in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic. He aims to be a light in the darkness of poverty in his community by sharing God’s love and compassion.

Panel 3

Pray

Join a movement of prayer

When working around the obstacles of poverty, we believe that our foundation cannot succeed without God’s help an blessings. We are dependent on Him as we serve His people.  Prayer is vital to successfully serve the people of our community as His hands and feet. We value prayer and invite you to join this powerful movement and pray with us.

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.”

Jeremiah 29:12

Panel 4

Give

We ask you to prayerfully consider helping support us financially as we make an enduring change to impact children’s lives as we strive to meet the needs of our local communities in the Dominican Republic.

Funds received will be used to help support our latest projects, outreach programs, and assisting children on a successful path for their lives.

Please consider partnering with us as we proclaim the Gospel.