Rodrigo’s Alegría

Rodrigo’s Alegría

Meet Rodrigo, an extraordinary young man from rural Bolivia who just got the opportunity of a lifetime.  The Luena Foundation offered him a sponsorship and will continue to stand by him on his journey to greatness. Twenty-two years ago, a baby boy was born on a small farm in the […]

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The Luena Foundation Announces Strategic Partnership with Minga Valpo

The Luena Foundation Announces Strategic Partnership with Minga Valpo

The Luena Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Minga Valpo, a registered Chilean non-profit that addresses the poverty and psycho-social risk factors affecting children in the marginalized neighborhoods in the city of Valparaíso.  August, 2019 VALPARAÍSO, CHILE – Perched on a ridge high on the Cerro Merced, Minga […]

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“The Nights Are So Cold”

“The Nights Are So Cold”

An hour and a half from from the frenetic march of downtown Buenos Aires’ emblematic boulevards, beyond the gritty sprawl of the surrounding villas in the Conurbano, past wintering fields of grazing cattle; a little muddy path turns off the provincial route 210 and leads to where our friend Cinthia […]

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The Luena Foundation and UKSD Get the Ball Rolling

The Luena Foundation and UKSD Get the Ball Rolling

The Luena Foundation is extremely excited to announce our partnership with United Kidz Soccer Development (UKSD)!   UKSD is an amazing organization working around the globe to improve the lives of children and youth through soccer development and community outreach programs. UKSD currently has programs established throughout the United States, […]

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Realized Efforts in Cochabamba: September – December 2018

Realized Efforts in Cochabamba: September – December 2018

We recently concluded our time in Cochabamba, Bolivia and have set out to explore South America and get to know other organizations across the continent.  Amidst a whirlwind of semi-packed suitcases and organizational details, we wanted to take the opportunity to enumerate the ways the Luena Foundation has made a […]

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Pool Party in El Gastor: Asociación de Discapacitados de Algodonales (ADIAL) / UED de Upacesur Algodonales, and the Centro del Día de El Gastor / Taller de Persona con Discapacidad

Pool Party in El Gastor: Asociación de Discapacitados de Algodonales (ADIAL) / UED de Upacesur Algodonales, and the Centro del Día de El Gastor / Taller de Persona con Discapacidad

Friday July 13th in El Gastor was an unforgetable day filled with love, laughs and many memories! The Luena Foundation and Ayuntamiento of El Gastor hosted our friends from the Association de Discapacitados de Algodonales (ADIAL) / UED de Upacesur Algodonales, and the Centro del Dia de El Gastor / […]

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What Happened to Luena

What Happened to Luena

On March 3, 2018, Ryan and Emily, the co-founders of the Luena Foundation, had a sleep-over party at their house with three of their children’s friends. Throughout the evening there was homemade pizza, popcorn and plenty of dancing. The kids wound down by watching the movie CoCo and were all […]

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