Peru

Map of Peru

Population: 29.165m
Life expectancy men: 71.6 years
Life expectancy women: 76.9 years
Infant mortality rate: 1.88%
GNI per capita: 4102 US$
HDI ranking: 80/187 High
What are these?

Tearfund has been working in Peru since 1980 and  currently has six Peruvian partners. Here are some examples of their work:

Providing psychological, social and pastoral support to street children in Lima, Agape works with families, churches and schools to raise awareness of child abuse and develop communities of protection.

Manos Amigas helps impoverished craftspeople from Lima and the Andean highlands to maximise national and international market opportunities. Training covers product development, appropriate technology, environmental sustainability, fair trade and marketing.

Paz y Esperanza (Peace and Hope) employs legally qualified people motivated by their faith to advocate for oppressed people. For example, in Apurímac, Paz y Esperanza is helping to secure justice for women who have suffered sexual violence. 

Shalom is improving living conditions for some of Peru’s poorest people through programmes including healthcare, nutrition, job creation, and disaster mitigation and response.

In the Puno and Apurímac regions, Shalom has the support of mayors, local organisations, teachers and church leaders. By listening and working with communities as a constant presence, Shalom has gained a deep understanding of local needs and aspirations. 

Founded by a group of Quechua women concerned about rural poverty, Warmis is committed to strengthening the ability of people to drive their own integrated development.

Please pray:

  • for people living in poverty in Peru
  • for our Peruvian partners as they seek to help others
  • for Peru: for justice, peace, health and hope for everyone

More on Peru

Latest on Peru on our website.

  • Shalom’s vision is to see physical and spiritual transformation in people’s lives. Shalom helps churches and communities to find practical and achievable ways to manage and reduce the risks of environmental disaster.

  • A 12 year old girl called Milca tells us about her daily life and her hopes for the future of her community

  • A member of a UK Connected Church recently had the privilege of spending some time with Shalom whilst in Latin America as part of his degree. Here is the update he wrote for his church