Tell me a bit about Peru?

Peru is bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile. It is a beautiful country famous for Machu Pichu, Paddington Bear, Pisco, and potatoes (did you know Peru has 3000+ different types of potatoes?). But the areas Many Hopes work on are less well reported. Rates of sexual abuse and violence towards women in the areas we work are very high: every day four girls between 11 and 14 years old become pregnant, often as a result of abuse. The government has not yet prioritized the tacking of sexual violence. But we have.

What you can help us do in Peru:

Nurture & Educate




Maria Resurección

Local leadership is one of our core principles because we believe that real and lasting change must come from within. Maria is a psychologist and has spent her entire career treating and advocating for girls who have survived sexual abuse. She is passionate about the power of raising survivors to prevent the abuse of others.

We are going to help her do that.

Maria in her own words:

“Education of women and girls will change the minds of abusers because, right now, abusers don’t know anything else. Providing education will move culture away from violence and poverty. It will be a chain reaction. They will impact a small number who will teach that to the next and the next and they will grow up with that new mindset.”



Monica’s life is an example of how your support keeps giving to girl after girl. Monica and her three siblings came into our care after being rescued from an abusive situation. The first steps in Monica’s healing were therapy and medical care before she started school and began to create a life plan with our staff counselor. She won a scholarship and chose to study technical nursing because she wanted to use her education to help people. Today she is a nurse.  Monica regularly comes back to visit us and encourages and inspires the young girls who are still where she once was. She says she is proud of the care she received and wants to do what she can to support the home that helped her. Monica is able to care for patients and empower other girls because you invested in her. Thank you.



For $60 per month, you can provide food, housing, and education for one girl in Peru.

This transformative care puts them on the path from injustice to influence. Click below to give now.


We rescue boys and girls from injustice and raise them to be men and women of influence through a 6-stage child development framework.


Girls who have suffered sexual abuse are referred to us by trusted contacts in government or the courts. We get a call at breakfast and by lunchtime a new girl can be in our care. Often the girls assume they have done something wrong so our first task is to help them understand they are here to heal and that it’s going to be ok.

Each girl receives immediate medical care and begins a counseling program. Our rescue homes have happy decorations and a beautiful garden so every part of her new environment promotes healing. Her first 15 days are adjustment, the next 15 she starts chores and school. Our team helps her understand that she is loved, her pain will heal, and her life will get better from here. Additionally, every 6 months she is assessed by a nutritionist.

Each girl attends either a local state or private school. For girls who already have babies (the result of sexual abuse) or are too old for elementary school, we provide schooling at home and an external program on weekends to help them catch up to their grade level.

Each girl works with a psychologist to create a personal life plan that maps out life goals with milestones along the way. She meets with former residents who are now young women out working and studying so every girl sees what is possible for them and has something tangible to chase.

Girls learn trades that make them confident and employable. They participate in civics workshops so they learn about the law, their rights, how to identify abuse, and what to do when they see it.

We have just piloted our “Opening Roads” program to support girls in their late teens into internships and higher education. The Many Hopes global community donates their influence to open doors to capital, employment, and further study.


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Senior Vice President Growth, Bionic Solution

A Silicon Valley native, Maxine Gisinger Friedman has over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic consulting, executive coaching, business development, and marketing at consulting, agency, startup, and Fortune 500 companies. Maxine is Principal and Founder of Maxine Ventures and plays an independent C-level growth and transformation partner role working with Chief Innovation, Strategy and R&D Officers of some of the world’s leading brands.

A sought-after thought leader on building growth capability strategies and systems at the enterprise level, Maxine also advises multiple startups and is an active angel investor. Prior, Maxine was on the co-founding leadership team of Bionic, an army of entrepreneurs that installs a Growth Operating System that creates a permanent, always-on capability for organic and inorganic growth. As SVP at Bionic, she built and led the Partner and Services team as well as led enterprise partnerships for brands including P&G, Nike, Anheuser-Busch and TD Ameritrade.

A seasoned entrepreneur, Maxine helped build multiple startups (Contently, Syncapse, Clickable, Brandimensions) and always played an early cofounding leadership team role. Maxine earned dual MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School and B.S. in Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Maxine and her family are currently based in the Hamptons after 20 years in NYC.


Becky grew up in Texas and graduated from Baylor University with degrees in Economics and Finance in 1990. A former credit analyst and commercial lender at Bank of America, Becky stopped working in order to stay home with children, Richard and Layne. She met her husband, Rick, at Baylor and got married shortly after graduation. The Weldays have lived all over the world including periods in Switzerland, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and all over Texas.

Her extra time is spent volunteering with churches and other organizations and she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.


Liberty Mutual, Director of Financial Analysis

Sue joined the board as clerk after volunteering with the Boston Many Hopes chapter for several years. She studied Business Administration at the University of Vermont and has an MBA from Boston College. She works as a Director of Financial Analysis at Liberty Mutual in Boston. Sue visited Many Hopes in Kenya and was thrilled to meet the girls and see the impact in person.


President, John Hancock Financial Services

CEO, New York Life Retirement Plan Services

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Patrick has spent the past 25 years in the financial services industry helping companies and their employees achieve financial security. He is currently the President of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. Pat has also spent significant personal time as a coach and mentor, helping young people realize their potential on and off the athletic fields.

He became a believer in the Many Hopes mission after meeting Thomas for lunch in 2012. He was a private donor and helped with fundraising before joining the board.


Global Staffing Lead, Google Search and Assistant

Daniel joined Google in 2015, after a career in recruiting across the non-profit and education industries. At Google, Daniel initially managed five teams of recruiters, primarily supporting Software Engineering hiring in the Bay Area. Daniel then spent a year leading Google Cloud’s Americas Sales recruiting teams in a hyper growth market. For the past two years, Daniel has been the Global Staffing Lead role for Google Search and Assistant, leading all staffing efforts for all global hiring of these technical businesses.

Before Google, Daniel was the Vice President of National Alliances at Teach For America, based in new York City. With his experience serving under-privileged children in South Africa and Namibia, Daniel launched our Many Hopes New York Chapter and served as Regional Director for our first year in NYC. Daniel first visited Mudzini Kwetu in 2009 and fell in love with our vision for long term, transformative change through the lives of the girls he met there.


Columbia Property Trust, President

Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate investment and financial services industries. He is responsible for overall strategy, operations, and financial performance of Columbia Property Trust, a $6 billion public real estate owner/operator. He also serves as a director on the Columbia Board. Prior to joining Columbia in 2010, he served for five years as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC, managing and advising a series of real estate investment funds.

Previous roles included CFO of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and Partner at KPMG LLP. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia. Nelson and his wife, Judy, live adjacent to Madison Square Park in New York City.


(X)form Coaching and Consulting, Founder

Joseph is an Elite-Performance Strategist dedicated to transforming professional lives of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity into realities of clarity, control, calm, and continuous improvement. He previously spent 20 years in the corporate realm, serving as an operating executive in both early-stage startups (including two successful exits) and large global enterprises.

He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his amazing wife and their two incredible children.


Blackstone Credit, Managing Director

Joseph McKnight focuses on mezzanine lending and private equity investments in the energy and power sectors.

Before joining Blackstone Credit, Mr. McKnight served as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on private equity and proprietary direct investments in power generation and renewable energy within the firm’s J. Aron commodity division. He previously worked as an Associate in the Natural Resources private-equity vertical at Apollo Management.

Mr. McKnight received a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with academic honors


David Scott

Alice Scott