One of the first improvements of his dedicated social work was to achieve the supply of electricity from 7 to 10 at night in the town of
Máncora in collaboration with Father Martín. Besides that, she also supported the Peruvian Red Cross. As an important next step to
provide more education for the children, she was able to coordinate with the I.E. “Micaela Bastidas” will provide a classroom.
Later, thanks to María's personal efforts, Mayor Manolo Casanova managed to build a place in the Nicaragua neighborhood that would be
used as a library, mothers club, dining room and amusement park. It was the new mayor Florencio Olivos who finally
handed over the building, but it was not used by the community. Thanks to the effort made, it was possible for Mayor Enrique Cruz Rosas,
that the premises were transferred into use until 2009. The building was used in its entirety for social projects.
Due to misunderstandings, the right to use the premises for Maria's educational and rehabilitation project was canceled in
year 2010. Always with an eye on the future, María began planning the creation of her own school and
With the help of a large group of supporters, Maria began to search for a formal foundation for her future school. It was meant to be for children with different abilities and Children of Extreme Poverty from Máncora and the surrounding towns,
Los Órganos, El Alto, El Angolo, Barrancos and Canoas de Punta Sal. In September 2003 she and several mothers founded the Association for Special Children and Others (APNEYO as it stands in Spanish ) “Divino Niño Jesús” – Máncora.
It was registered in the Electronic Record 11023737, then it was registered in Sunat with RUC N°20484136841, with access to the registry of non-profit entities for income tax, later it obtained the qualification as a non-profit entity that receives donations, it was enrolled in APCI as IPREDA secured and made possible funding for the construction (and later for the running costs) of the school through donations.