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Silvio and his wife Rosmari first traveled to Nepal from their home in Brazil for a short-term trip to help out with counseling children rescued from the sex trade for one year. But during their time there, they were so filled with love for the kids they were meeting that they decided they couldn't leave! So, in the year 2000, Silvio, Rosmari, and their son moved to Nepal permanently. They began with one home, and one by one the girls came to them after being trafficked themselves or because they were at risk. As Silvio and Rosmari's hearts grew, so did their Apple of God's Eyes family. They are committed to seeing people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in addition to living a safe and healthy life despite the challenges they have had to overcome. They oversee various programs with those goals in mind. Among them are: education, rescue and prevention, recovery and counseling, transitional initiatives for young adults, sustainability projects, training courses, and community outreach events. They believe that with compassion, dignity and love can be restored to offer a new HOPE for the future.