to fill

a cavity

at the medical post


awarded to micro-lending


420 Students

awarded financial aid

and scholarships

for education


terminally ill patients

served by Hospice

of St. James


meals served in

mission soup kitchens

Wilder Benites — Home at Last

When 17-year-old Wilder Benites woke on that fateful day in 1987, he had no inkling of the enormity of events that would begin to unfold. His family home, rapidly engulfed in fire, left Wilder with severe burns to his face, … Read more >

The Garden Project

Earlier this year in Chimbote, ACAF began a new program for individuals living in the barrios.  The Garden Project offers residents a chance to aesthetically improve their environment and grow food to feed their families. Developing the plan ACAF worked … Read more >

Jody Jones and Lucy Elshaug work with cooks in the mission soup kitchen.
First-time Visit Leaves Lasting Memories

Reflections by Jody Jones, Group Leader from Blessed Sacrament Church, West Fargo, ND. About a year and a half ago I went to my first organizational meeting at Blessed Sacrament Church for a trip to Chimbote, Peru. I was a … Read more >