In Peru, Eat So They Can partners with an all-boys orphanage for over 40 boys aging from 4-17. For the most part, the boys are taken out of their homes due to abuse or neglect from their parents. Some have run away and taken their siblings with them, others have been abandoned because parents cannot afford to feed so many mouths. The orphanage’s mission is to help the boys build skills for the outside world which they can use when they turn 18. Whenever visiting in the morning you will be sure to hear the whirr of sewing machines fixing leather products, the pounding of hammers making furniture, and of course the giggling of the little ones playing swords with the scraps of wood. The orphanage houses 42 amazing boys and young men who need resources such as three meals a day, further schooling, hot showers, new shoes and other basics we would never dream of living without. Funds raised for this project will contribute to three meals a day and toiletries for 40 boys as well as tools and machinery maintenance for the orphanage.