August 9th, 2012 marks the day when Denver and Tina decided to plunge into this adventure and in 2013 they completed the related legal work. In 2014 they became investors in this social project: contributing their time, their hearts, and their resources. Rather than looking for donors, they took on the task to find people conscious of the fact that this is one of the best investments possible: it will survive the investor and pay dividends for all eternity. They committed themselves to a business mindset: contributing knowledge, maintaining full transparency, expecting results, and they will not give up until the very last child has been rescued, restored, and equipped for a meaningful life.
In June of 2014, Vida 180 A.C. began operation in an old building with a total of 13 children. A year later, they opened their doors to our new home with 16 children. Another goal was met the next year when Vida180 A.C. inaugurated their very own classrooms with certified staff. In September of 2016, their English program was implemented for all of the children and in December of the same year, they reached a total of 55 children. That same month, Vida 180 A.C. also started the construction of the barn and barnyard to raise domestic animals. In 2018, Vida 180 Canada Inc. was created to support the rescuing, restoration, and equipping of children.
While Vida 180 A.C. has achieved a lot during the last couple of years, we know that the work has just begun. The goal for the next three years is to grow the family and school to a 150 children. Another goal is to try to reach economic self-sustainability in terms of operational costs. We believe that God is passionate about this work and just like he provided us with investors, He will meet all of our future needs!