Peru is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country, to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. Because of its varied geography and climate, Peru has a high biodiversity with 21,462 species of plants and animals.
- Capital: Lima
- Population: 32.17 million
- Language: Spanish and Quechua
- Peru is the home of the famous Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains, above the Urubamba River valley.
Our History in Peru
In 1982, FH began working in Peru in response to flooding caused by El Niño and later began working in the capital of Lima by sponsoring soup kitchens, carrying out values-based activities with children, as well as an emergency food program emphasizing care for those with TB. In 1986, FH began its child sponsorship and community development programs. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in communities across Chepen, Lima, Pucallpa, Chincha and Huancavelica.
Stories From Peru
Nilda Apari is a mother of four children who lives with her husband in the community of Quinta Boliviana–Huancavelica in Peru. As part of caring for her children, she raised hens in an attempt to provide food for them to eat. But the hens contributed only a portion of the
Gratitude is on the hearts and minds of people in the U.S. as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But others are counting their blessings as well this year. Read on to see thanksgiving around the world. These three vulnerable families served by Food for the Hungry (FH) are now giving thanks. “Let