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In Magdalena we receive infants up to one year old.  They grow up in a big family, if possible, until they are able to provide for themselves. Our desire is to offer the children a home where they can develop socially, emotionally, and physically in a safe environment that instills God-given principles and values.   We also offer, to the best of our abilities, guidance and emotional and spiritual support to our children’s families.

The Magdalena children study at home as a part of an official home-school program from Germany with volunteers who come from Switzerland and Germany to teach for a school year.  The children also learn Spanish from Peruvian teachers.

a neighborhood near the sea

House of Mercy


In 2009, friends from Switzerland helped to purchase the home just behind the current Magdalena home, allowing the homes to be connected into one large compound. The dream for this home was to help children with physical and developmental disabilities who were from impoverished areas to receive early intervention therapy. This ministry expanded so much that it became an independant organization named La Mesa Del Reina.