Osmar Oliver Tuanama Fasanando
Founder & Director
Osmar was born in the city of Iquitos, Peru – the second of four children and the second Christian in his family. He accepted Jesus as his personal savior at age 16 and was baptized at age 17. He studied at Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Iquitos- Peru enrolling...
Nicole Dawn Finehout
Assistant Director & Mini Explorers Teacher
Nicole is child 6 out of 7 and was raised in Mormonism. At the age of 16 she stopped attending church of any kind until in 2007 at the age of 21 her faith was rekindled after she read the book “Boy meets Girl” by Joshua Harris. This led her...
Vania Loreley Arroyo Lacca
Belen Kids Club Director & Mini Explorers Teacher's Asst.
Vania is a 19 year old Peruvian native and is the older of two children in her single-parent household. She was the only family member actively living by her faith participating in and leading the youth group at the largest Catholic Church in Iquitos.
Get to know our team & staff
The Sunshine Kid's Club would not be where or what it is today without the help & hard work of our amazing volunteer staff over the years. Besides our kiddos & our sponsors, they are one of God's greatest gifts to us! What a privilege to have them with us!
Edwin Lopez Sahuarico
Worship Leader & Conquistador Class Teacher
Edwin is married to July (Julie) and they have 2 beautiful boys with a 3rd on the way. In 2012 Edwin was telling the Lord in his prayers that he wanted to do God's will because working for God was the only thing he know how to do. In the month of July God answered his prayers and he met brother Osmar at a soccer game and there they became acquaintances but he did not know...
July Santos Sandoval
Backpackers Class Teacher
Julie is married to volunteer staff, Edwin and mother of 2 beautiful boys, Matias and Ryan with a 3rd baby on the way. In August of 2012 she joined the Sunshine Kids Club (SKC) as volunteer staff by following in her husband footsteps and started to dedicate her Saturday mornings at the club house accepting the role of teaching our 7-8 year olds class called...
Katty Santos de Manayuma
Hickers Class Teacher
Katty is married to Ronald Manayuma and they have 2 wonderful boys Jesse, and Shane with a third on the way. Katty started to volunteer at the club the same time her sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Edwin did. She is responsible for our "Caminantes" (Hikers) class ages 6-7. She is also an active member in her church MEPI where she volunteers to help clean and cook. She has a servant’s heart, and motherly compassion.
Mirna Fasanando de Tuanama
Club Head Cook
"Mama Mirna" is married to Jorge Tuanama and is the proud mother of four children, Jon, Osmar, Gray and Yaely.
She has been The Sunshine Kid's Club head cook since the beginning in 2009. Her Saturday mornings start earlier than most as preparing hot meals for 120 hungry tummies over a fire pit can take a long time.
She is viewed as the clubs mom and works hard because she has such a loving heart for our kiddos.
Jessica Fasanando Sahuarico
"Tia Jessica" is the proud mother of three children, Lery, Axel, and Sharnessa. She too has been working alongside her sister, Mirna since the beginning as one of our much needed club cooks.
This woman is such a dedicated volunteer that she continued cooking for us even after she broke her leg in a motorcar accident. She has no cast on her leg and crosses the rickety foot bridge with her crutches just to prepare the club meals. What determination. What a blessing. What a warrior!