CERENID is a home for boys who have come off the streets of Santa Cruz and are looking for a way to improve their lives. ABW renovated the cafeteria and dorm, raised funding to pay for house parents, and cooks, and helped to implement a sustainable fruit production with a hired agriculturalist.
About This Project
House Parents: 4
About the project
CERENID is a home for boys who have come off the streets of Santa Cruz and are looking for a way to improve their lives. These boys have taken to the streets as a means of survival from their own families, a life of poverty, or a life of abuse. Becoming involved with gangs and drugs is an all too real reality for these children in an attempt to face the trials before them. CERENID has proven for over 15 years that while their exterior may be hardened they are still in search of a loving family to care and provide for them. CERENID, located in the country side outside of Santa Cruz, provides a unique opportunity that creates a Family Unit pairing volunteer Bolivian couples with up to 10 boys ranging in ages anywhere from 5 to 18 years old. During their time at CERENID, they will receive regular meals, abuse counseling, education, hands on work experience in farming and construction as well as parents who love each one of them. CERENID is giving these children another opportunity in life and many are making the most of it.