Talita Cumi (Bolivia)

Welcome to Talita Cumi

"Child, I say to you, arise!"

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You can build a relationship with a child even from afar. Consider sponsoring a child!

Donate to the Home

We are currently raising funds for a new home, a forever home for many of our growing children.

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Learn about our volunteer programs and how you can make an impact in a child’s life.

Help Us Build Our Children's Dream Home

Located in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Talita Cumi is a home equipped to house orphaned, abused, and abandoned children ages 0-15 years old.

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See the Floor Plan

We are so excited to share with you the dream home our kids at Talita Cumi deserve. From a playground and pool, to a garden and customized dining hall with their best interests in mind. 

What does Talita Cumi mean?

About Us

It all started when we began a ministry to the drug addicted youth in the city center; going to dress their wounds and share the life saving word of God.  As the director, Shelly Castro, watched children suffer because of the decisions made by their parents, she dreamt of a Christ centered home, where they could be safe and come to know Jesus.  

When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.

He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talita Cumi!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.

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