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    Amanda Network

    At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself. After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda … [Read More...]

    How It All Started

    Welcome to Sonrisasenperu.org! My name is Scott Jeppesen and I am the founder of the organization.  Sonrisas en Peru (or Smiles in Peru in Spanish) was created to bring assistance to the rural poor in Peru, particularly in the area of schooling which, sadly, receives little or no funding from the government. This is achieved through donations, receiving care packages of books, writing supplies, clothes and other resources, as well as internet sales of traditional Peruvian goods such as tapestry, … [Read More...]

    Restrictions almost ruined our Pisco

    US restrictions almost ruined the traditional drink of Peru: Of all the potent potables knocked flat by Prohibition, none has taken longer to climb back up to the bar as pisco, the clear, brandy-like Peruvian liquor. For a half-century before the Noble Experiment, it dominated the West Coast drinking scene; picked up by California-bound sailors after rounding Cape Horn, it practically built San Francisco, whose bars overflowed with sours, punches and shot after shot of straight pisco. Yet by … [Read More...]

    Rostros que nos cuestionan

    * "Rostros que nos cuestionan: ancianos abandonados... y niños con VIH/SIDA" Este miércoles 27 de junio se realizo el lanzamiento oficial -a nivel nacional- de la Campaña de Solidaridad "Compartir" 2012, que este año tendrá como tema: "Rostros que nos cuestionan: ancianos abandonados... y niños con VIH/SIDA". El lanzamiento se realizará con una conferencia de prensa en el auditorio de la Conferencia Episcopal Peruana, a las 11:00 de la mañana. Según datos de la Campaña "Compartir" según el … [Read More...]

    Carro ambulante de comida peruana en Manhattan

    Morocho es el nombre de este puesto que empieza a cautivar a los neoyorquinos. Ofrece ají de gallina, lomo saltado, anticuchos y más. En abril pasado La Gran Manzana recibió al primer camión ambulante de comida peruana. Desde entonces, la curiosidad de los neoyorquinos empezó a despertarse. Mucho tuvo que ver el olor de los anticuchos y del lomo saltado recién flambeado. Ese fue el primer paso, lo siguiente fue constatar el sabor de eso que olía tan bien. Así, poco a poco, Morocho peruvian … [Read More...]

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