2009 – 2010, 2014: Villaflora

with SIFAT Graduate Anita Flores

Address: Galte S 9-29 y Av. Rodrigo de Chavez – IGLESIA ABREO E LIMA

From 2009 through 2011, SIFAT mission teams served at a construction project with SIFAT alumna Anita Flores, her husband Pastor Rafael and their family in the Villaflora neighborhood. Their church sponsors Dulce Refugio (Sweet Refuge), an after-school program that partners with Compassion International to provide lunch, tutoring and Bible classes for very poor public school students, ages 6-17.

In 2009, Dulce Refugio’s small, inadequate facilities managed to host about 250 students in this urban community. With the help of many SIFAT mission teams in 2009 and 2010, a new facility was built. By 2012, Dulce Refugio was able to accept 314 children into their program. The members of the church continue to work on this project to finish the third floor and multipurpose room.