Denilson Taco Mayhua

Volunteer @ YMCA Peru

Denilson is a 21-yr old volunteer in Arequipa, Peru. He participates in the YMCA Global Economic Empowerment Initiative that provides financial education, entrepreneurship, and access to seed funding to underserved youth and families in YMCAs in six countries.

Denilson started Pasión YMCA – a folk dance group specialising in cuzqueña dances (indigenous dances). He teaches dance to other youth in his community as a youth development tool. Pasión YMCA also provides an income to the youth while they learn how to manage and grow their business.