¡Pan y dignidad! ¡Agua y libertad! ¡Casa hogar y seguridad!
Project Peru is a small, lively, totally voluntary UK-based charity offering food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun to those who live in our children’s refuge in the desert shanty towns of Lima, and giving ongoing and practical support to others who live in extreme poverty in the wider community. Our refuge in Zapallal cares for over 50 children and offers real opportunities to children and staff alike.
Project Peru is aware of the local needs and responds accordingly.
Project Peru aims to provide ongoing financial and material support, while encouraging dignity and independence for all.
Project Peru raises awareness of development issues in a Latin American context, offering practical and relevant solutions.
Project Peru’s website aims to provide a comprehensive insight into how the two elements, in Peru and the UK, work together in unity on a daily basis, in spite of difficulties which might appear insurmountable.
To discover more about Project Peru simply click on the various links available on this site and read our FAQs.
2021 A new year
Please support our work throughout the year
With minimal overheads, and thanks to our many supporters, in 2020 we weathered many storms amid infections, precautions, rejections, separations, isolations, virtual education and much more. The pandemic exposed Project Peru not only to all that but also to the risks and threats we face as a small charity working at a grassroots level internationally.
Also in 2020 Peru experienced Covid-19, increasing poverty and corruption, crumbling infrastructure, and three presidents in seven days. Nearly thirty years on, while serious questions are being asked about international giving, Project Peru is still going strong thanks to your amazing encouragement and generosity.
We have to address complex issues but we strive to present a positive, realistic image of an authentic project run in Peru by Peruvians. However, we do need the maximum amount of support to help to see us through these coming months, and onwards. Please give us your support here!
What you could do to support us in these difficult times for everyone
Peruvian hand-made crafts. Support Project Peru and local craftspeople in Peru at the same time.
Early days at our refuge in Zapallal