Recurso started in May of 1999 with one person’s dream to aid Peruvian children suffering from cancer. Recurso, a Spanish word for “resource or refuge”, believes that every child as member of the world has the right to equal resources.

In the beginning, Recurso’s mission was to raise awareness for underprivileged children afflicted with cancer in Peru. Over time, Recurso broadened its horizons to focus on helping children in other developing countries.

Today, Recurso is a 501(c)(3) international non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the human condition. Recurso partners with organizations around the world in various capacities by providing financial assistance, donations, emotional support and other much needed resources. This includes clothing, school supplies, water filters, fluoride treatments, folic acid for expecting mothers, and the construction of schools. Recurso lends a helping hand to children in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala and The Democratic Republic of Congo.