Jim Killon
Most Recent Book Title
A Gringo in Peru-A Story of Compassion in Action
Book Description
"A Gringo in Peru-A Story of Compassion in Action" is the true account of one man's journey from his American life, to foil a murder contract, and into the Andean mountains of Peru where he created a project for poor children and discovered what true wealth really was. The profound changes in his own life, as his project for the children developed, gave him a depth of compassion and a view of what is possible when the impossible is attempted. This is a must read for anyone who has ever faced extraordinary challenges and who wanted to make the world a better place.
Location (city/state/country)
Huaraz Peru
Author bio
Jim Killon is a native of Baltimore Maryland who arrived in Peru in 2009 under some incredible circumstances. He created his project for children,"Changes for New Hope" as part of a long time dream to contribute in a special way to less fortunate children in a 3rd world country. He is also an exhibited artist and photographer as well as a humanitarian and writer. He has been interviewed extensively from Australia to Kenya and has raised awareness for the poor children in the Peruvian Andes and the many possibilities to provide solutions for them.
Professional Speaker Topics
* Child welfare opportunities and needs in the 3rd world
* Stress management/Life coaching
* Non profit and NGOs what works and what doesn't
* Domestic violence
* Why the word "Poverty" should never be used
* The amazing power of gratitude and appreciation
* American Imperialism in Latin America
* Self esteem building
* The secret about getting revenge
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"I never gave up trying, I gave up quitting. Life became empowering right after that."
"Live large, Live deliberately"

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