Shared reading between babies and children ages 0-5 and their caregivers

In May 2017, we began supporting implementation of the LIBRE project in Lima. LIBRE is working with 150 low-resource families in Villa El Salvador, in the south of Lima, to tell them about the power of reading and motivate them to read with their 9-11 month old babies. Throughout 6 months, each family will receive 3 amazing children's books and reading tips from the LIBRE team. Of course one of those books is the one produced by PMB, El Hipo Volador (The Flying Hippo).

Planting Magic Beans - How YOU Can Share Reading!

We have very exciting news… and a unique way to both give and receive!

PMB has written, hand-painted and published its first bilingual children’s book, a beautiful, heartfelt story about the power of shared reading.

The Flying Hippo – El Hippo Volador is now ready! Please check out our Homepage for a sneak preview of the book’s amazing illustrations.

For a donation of just $25, you can do ALL of the following.

Planting Magic Beans Update - August 2016

Planting Magic Beans – PMB – is making an enormous change! We are moving from working with adolescents and young people to working with babies and children, starting at birth!

Why this change? There are now recently established government-supported scholarship programs in Peru to support young people in technical and university post-secondary studies. Therefore, many adolescents and youth now have support that PMB has provided for years.