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Jim Killon

Jim Killon

The David Chow Humanitarian 2017 Award

Jim Killon

Jim Killon created Changes for New Hope to help women and children out of poverty in Ancash Peru.  Since 2009, Jim’s foundation enhances and empowers these lives with the following goals:

Integrity: Teaches and lives Haz lo Correcto (Do the Right Thing).  In 2010, the mayor of Huarez adapted Jim’s “Haz lo Correcto” initiative and made it a city wide program.

Health: Fights malnutrition and anemia with supplements and Albebdazole (an anti-parasite medication).

Education: Provides a safe place for children and women to learn with clothing, shoes, school materials, books, games, and toys.

Tools: Provides eco-friendly, hand-crank washing machines to relieve women of the labor intensive hand-washing in glacier formed rivers.

To date, Jim’s foundation has helped over 6000 children.  He has also authored the books A Gringo in Peru – A Story of Compassion in Action and Living Large; Living Deliberately.

To learn more, please visit: Changes for New Hope