Mike Safley first met Xeina in 2012. She comes from an extremely poor farming family in Yanque, near Casa Chapi. Xeina’s vibrant personality was evident as soon as Mike met her.
Xeina attended Casa Chapi through the 6th grade and then traveled for two years with the Matsiko World Orphan Choir from 2014-16. After touring with the choir, Xeina became our first exchange student from Casa Chapi and moved to Oregon. She became part of Amanda and Vince VandenBosch’s family and began attending an elite private school. Quechua Benefit supporters and Cascades Academy families have provided scholarships for her to attend Cascades Academy, where she has earned straight A’s. Now she is a junior and will almost certainly receive a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious American university. She wants to be a physician.
You will appreciate Xeina’s Master Project Final that she recently completed, highlighting Quechua Benefit’s impact on her life. Your generous support of Quechua Benefit is being rewarded with changed lives like Xeina’s. Thank you for making a difference!