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.

  • When Eliana came to the office of Tearfund partner Peace and Hope in Huánuco, Peru, she felt like a broken woman. Her daughter had been sexually abused by a family member, and Eliana was both heartbroken and angry...

  • 30 August 2013 - Tearfund has been taking volunteers overseas for more than 40 years now. In the last year alone, over 500 people have travelled as part of a volunteer team.

  • Although Olga is well over 60, retirement doesn’t exist in her rural village in Peru. She and husband Juan spend every day doing hard physical work, growing food and raising animals to eat and sell.

  • 13 April 2012 - Cajamarca stands in the Peruvian Andes, a beautiful but unforgiving land. The fragile soil there struggles to support the people and with a changing climate and an uncertain future ahead, it’s clear that to...

  • 29 April 2011 - The people of Peru have just been through round one of electing a new president and in June they will have their final say...

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