IT ALL STARTED IN 2011 when Rudy Arpía (NewbornStudioProps.com founder) and his business partner from Spain -Marcos Cánovas- took a trip around the world and upon arriving to India they experienced an intense culture shock. Poverty surrounded them anywhere they went. When they returned home, they began researching ways to help and stumbled upon the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. At the time, the foundation's headquarters was based solely in Spain and so through different business ventures they carried out there in the form of photography conferences and photo safaris, Rudy and Marcos set out to help the foundation. Over the course of 8 years, Rudy and Marcos have helped fund a dozen homes for families in need in rural areas of Anantapur, India.
This year, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation celebrates 50 years and 64,849 houses built. For the first time, Newborn Studio Props has partnered with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, now with a branch in the USA, to help build homes for families in need in rural India.