Señor y Señora Heriberto Y Lourdes Saavedra

   Heriberto Tapullima Saavedra, was born in Yurimaguas Loreto. Heriberto was working for an oil company for the past 30 years before taking up this new post. Heriberto has been an active leader in his local church and has a well balanced approach to work, education, marriage and raising children.

Lourdes Zumaeta Tuanama  Born in Iquitos
Loreto and was working as a Cardiologist Assistant for 10 years
before taking up this new post. Lourdes has also been a leader in her church for many years working with women and children. They have raised three wonderful children together and see this opportunity as a new and exciting next step in their lives.

 Being born and raised in Peru, understanding the culture and accomplishing their life goals in education and employment, make them a good fit as they deal with children from backgrounds and circumstances that they can relate to. The children of POPPYS house have bonded with Heriberto and Lourdes and it is evident that sense of family gives our kids courage, joy and hope for their futures.



 Pictured here as a family along with some POPPYS House girls.

Their Children:
Teresa is 15 years old and is in 4th year of high school. She is the 2nd place local
champion in chess & 4th place national champion. She also likes listening
to music.
Ana Lucia is 11 years old and is in 6th grade in elementary school.
She likes chess and is 2nd place champion in school and 3rd place
regional champion.
Marianna is 5 years old and is in her last year at kindergarten. She
likes painting & drawing.