July 29, 2011
Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), meets with Miguel Rodríguez Candia (centre), founder of Clínica Madre Coraje de Comunidad de Niños Sagrada Familia, in Ventanilla, Peru, on July 29, 2011. Antoine Chevrier (Director, Counsellor and Head of the Canadian International Development Agency in Peru) and Richard Lecoq (Canadian Ambassador to Peru) appear to the left of Mr. Candia.
The Clínica Madre Coraje de Comunidad de Niños Sagrada Familia is a small centre that provides a home, education and health services for children in particularly difficult circumstances. .It also operates a half-way house for youth who are ready to be reintegrated into society. These services are funded by the Canadian Embassy in Peru through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).