THE EUROPE TEAM

Seeing a child and their family turn the corner and become a family after months of therapy and support to help them learn to love their children, to see them actually accepting and loving them. It’s a special thing.
Suzy Butler, Founder of Kiya Survivors

Suzy Butler

Founder / Managing Director

At 18, Suzy travelled to South America on a gap year to work with under privileged children. At 21, she founded Kiya Survivors and was driven by her passion for giving those born into difficult circumstances, a second chance.

Having worked with street children and other children suffering the effects of poverty and social dislocation throughout South America, she has extensive experience making a real difference to young people’s lives.

Suzy returned to the UK to set up a support and fundraising team in 2005 but returns to Peru every year to check up on the centres, open new projects/programmes and offer support to the onsite teams and families.

She is currently located in Spain with her 2 children, setting up a wellness centre and Kiya Espana programme.

Josie Piehl

Admin and Sponsorship Manager

Josie Piehl image

Josie has returned back home to England after spending the last 6 years in Asia. She spent most of her time in Shanghai, working for fast paced startups. Knowing that she wanted to do something different, she searched and found Kiya Survivors.

Having volunteered in China, Nepal and the Philippines, she fell in love with humanitarian work. She is currently training to become a UK accredited healer and hopes to run her own sanctuary one day!

Josie works as the Admin and Sponsorship Manager and is in charge of sending out the newsletters, keeping everyone informed on social media and helping to raise awareness of the different campaigns that Kiya is running.

Christina Perry (Volunteer)

Group Volunteer Leader
Christina originally joined Kiya as a volunteer with her daughter on one of our family programmes. Her trip was life changing and after falling in love with the projects, she came on board as a group volunteer leader in 2013.

Christina is an Architect and has also worked as an artist and photographer and taught in Spain, where she is currently located.

Her responsibilities are to oversee and lead groups in Peru. She has been very successful in setting up projects and training for the groups and gives help and advice at the centres.

Lee Mizzi (Volunteer)

Graphic Designer
Lee has many years experience working as a graphic designer.

He originally got involved after responding to an advert placed by Kiya survivors in 2011 and, seeing the good work the charity does, he volunteered his design services to the charity.

7 years later he is still the man behind our marketing campaigns and designs and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Stuart Mcleod (Volunteer)

Promo & Video Manager

stuart mcleod imageStuart studied world development and has gone on to make a big impact on small NGOs by making documentaries and short films to show their stories.

He participated in a Peru trip to help Kiya make a film in 2012 and has been supporting Kiya ever since.

Meet The Peru Team

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