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About The Founders

Keith and Grace Fragoso Seay founded Lar Foundation due to their passion for helping people. Grace was born in Brazil and grew up at an orphanage started and run by her father. Their family helped over 700 children, and Grace wanted to follow her father’s steps in ministry. Grace left her career as a corporate translator and interpreter to work with at-risk children in poor areas of the world. She has worked with orphans in Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Rwanda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and India. Grace loves people, cultures, languages, and God’s children discovering His glory.

Keith has a passion for helping people and supports Grace in ministry work. He is the practical part of the office and lends his skills in IT, finances, and admin to the Foundation. He is from Washington DC and has a degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. His experience, skills, and passion for the Lar Foundation’s mission make him a great asset. He holds a full-time job as an IT professional.

Keith and Grace live in Memphis, TN, and are the proud parents of Gabi. They are members of Brown Missionary Baptist Church.

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Our Goals

  • Continue to support our partner homes and orphanages while building new relationships.
  • When it is safe to travel again, visit partner homes in person and explore how to move forward in our rapidly changing landscape.

Our Values

We are a Christian organization inspired by our founder father’s work – the late Pastor Joaquim Belarmino Fragoso. All of our activities are rooted in the love of Jesus Christ.