World Bank sees poverty on the rise in Peru

The World Bank says that 1.4 million Peruvians may have fallen back into poverty during the course of 2022. According to its estimates, 31.8% of the population can be classified as living in poverty, some 10.8 million people. The author of a new report shows how in Peru the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has been reversed, and that poverty is now higher than it was in March 2020. This is especially due to high inflation, an increase in the informal economy and a reduction in the employment of women.

[courtesy of a Peru Support Group article April 2023]

This is why it is so important for us to continue to support our work in Peru by helping the children in our care in our refuge: anything you can do to help us would be welcome. These are some of our recent activities.

With your continued support, and with our minimal overheads, we can go on offering food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun to those children from extreme poverty who live in our refuge, and also to others in the wider community.