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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 continues to be another problematic year. Please support our work throughout the year.

Throughout 2021 we have been continuing, against the odds, at our children’s refuge, with a dangerously spreading pandemic outside our walls, with a national shortage of medication including vaccines, of oxygen and of basic health facilities, with increasing poverty and economic damage.

Statistics on Covid-19 in Peru:

A recent article on Covid-19 in Peru:

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! 

A recent article on poverty in Peru

Peru’s “national day” on 28th July celebrated the country’s independence from Spain in 1821. So, in 2021, Peru is celebrating 200 years of independence.

What you could do to support us in these difficult times for everyone.

What could you do for us in the UK or elsewhere? 

What could you do for us in 2021?

Contact us to buy our Peruvian hand-made crafts. Support Project Peru and local craftspeople in Peru at the same time.

Peruvian Crafts

Peruvian Crafts – to buy or could you sell them for us?

More support for the local community

Zapallal – the work of the refuge



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Early days at our refuge in Zapallal