It’s right there in the name, “Hogar de Esperanza Mama Victoria” . I can’t find any better word to encapsulate the feeling at the Mama Victoria women’s shelter in Lima, Peru. A sunlit grassy courtyard, chickens lazily pecking at bugs, and fresh-painted pottery drying in the sun all lend to the feeling of new opportunities, of safety, and overall, of hope.
Started in 2007, the Mama Victoria shelter is the project of the incredible Nelly Villegas. She overcame the difficulties life threw at her and went on to develop a program to support local women in need. Read more »