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Mighty Hearts


Seek out forgotten children and provide training and encouragement on a path toward Christian leadership.

We are Mighty Hearts

Mighty Hearts International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children throughout the world become Christian leaders and ambassadors for Jesus Christ.

We are based in Appleton, WI, USA and are a group of volunteers who have all been touched in one way or another through our experiences in Lima, Peru. We have witnessed, firsthand, the harsh realities of poverty and broken families and are committed to making a difference by helping children obtain basic needs such as food, clothing, education, and medical care while building their life foundation through Christian Biblical principles.

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What Sets Mighty Hearts Apart?

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Urgent Needs

Our Mission

To seek out forgotten, disadvantaged elementary-aged children and provide training and encouragement on a path toward Christian leadership. Children and their families are given hope through a ministry of Christ’s love, and foundations are provided to meet basic needs (such as food, clothing, and medical care). Spiritual development of children will be focused on Bible-based training and weekly club activities.

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1 John 5:14 – 15

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

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Quality education is a crucial step in providing opportunities for children. The difference between public and private education in Peru is often the difference in breaking the poverty cycle.

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Health and Nutrition

Family incomes range from $2 to $3 a day. This makes it difficult to provide the quality of food that supports fundamental health and growth of the children. A key initiative for Mighty Hearts is education on the importance of diet and improve intake of key vitamins, iron, and fiber.

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Clothes and Shelter

Most of the children in the program are in need of clothes, especially shoes and undergarments. In addition, some of the families do not have adequate shelters to provide protection and privacy

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Spiritual Growth

Without a biblical, spiritual foundation of saving faith, a child lives without hope. Your support helps us to tell these children that God loves them and has a purpose for their life.

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Club Growth

As Mighty Hearts expands in Peru we need to fund current and new clubs. We also need to develop leaders for the new groups. The current clubs which support more than 700 children are underfunded, and more than 2,000 children are on the waiting list

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