Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Notice: Temporary Closure of Tat’s Place

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Tat’s Place is temporarily closed. The facility is currently being utilized for other ministry purposes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will post any updates or news regarding the reopening of Tat’s Place as soon as it is received. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

About The Location And History

Puerto Maldonado is a city in southeastern Peru with a population of about 100,000 people in the Amazon rainforest 55 kilometres west of the Bolivian border; It is located at the convergence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers. The latter river joins a tributary of the Amazon. This city is the capital of the Madre de Dios Region. It has the official title of Capital of Biodiversity in Peru in recognition of important records of flora and fauna found in the forests. With much of the mining and forestry, children are sadly often trafficked, neglected or abused.


Scott and Tracy are from Ontario and ran a masonry business for many years. They were led to Peru in 2014 and have lived ever since. They were dedicated to serving children who have experienced pain from their past. Working closely with the local Government, permanent and transitional care for children who are victims of family violence, abuse, abandonment, trafficked, or homeless was provided.

Scott’s sudden death has profoundly impacted us all. If you want to support Tracy and her family personally as they navigate the challenges ahead, you can give a special one-time gift or support them monthly. Click the following to give a Canadian Donation or a US Donation:

Tatiana’s Story

From a very young age, Tatiana had a heart for serving children. After a short trip to help at an orphanage in Haiti in 2014, she was ready to go all in to serve the less fortunate children of the world. Tatiana was the driving force behind the family moving to Peru, and she loved the children of Peru.

In the summer of 2018, Tatiana Blackburn died tragically in a car accident. To honour her memory, we have started a fund called Tat’s Kids Peru. This fund is designated to the children at Tat’s Place for the ongoing operation of the home, and will be used to further the cause she believed in so deeply.

“If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.” ~ Tat

The Initiative

In Puerto Maldonado, Alegre Sonido de Dios is a home for children of all ages who have suffered at the hands of their abusers. Since arriving in Peru, Scott and Tracy have cared for over 70 children from varying backgrounds, including sexual abuse, violent abuse, abandonment, and orphans.

Causes Being Addressed: