Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Peru in 1982 in Chiclayo, Trujillo, Lima and Arequipa. Due to terrorism, FH left those areas and started working in Pucallpa doing clean water programs and sponsoring a school for handicapped children. Today, FH works in 31 communities in three regions (Lima, Pucallpa and Chincha). One of Peru’s most successful programs is the Family Action Program that addresses prevention of family violence. Click on icons to see how FH is working with communities in Peru.

Regional map of Peru

Peru Facts

Spanish and Quechua
69 percent of Peruvian women reported suffering from physical abuse.
34.8 percent of the population is below the poverty line.
Thousands of children suffer from intestinal parasites.

Our Work in Peru


40 pastors received training in leadership and discipleship last year. 1,200 children attended children’s ministry programs. 400 adults participated in church programs.

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4,405 children received education assistance. 15 teenagers received assistance to pursue secondary education or vocational training to pursue their dreams. FH worked to train teachers for improved education.

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Income Generation

117 people participated in savings groups to learn skills to earn an income, such as making and selling chocolate candies.  1,050 people benefitted from earning pay for working on community construction projects.

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