Food for the Hungry’s work in Peru seeks to walk with, listen, learn and understand the needs and challenges of the people who live there. Along with community leaders and local governments, we help to develop a plan of action to improve the lives of children through livelihood programs, educational structure, the provision of life-saving resources and more. We serve as mentors for community members, helping them execute development projects, and assisting where children are most impacted.
As life in the community begins to improve, we assess the success of programs, while also creating a sense of ownership and independence. After successfully walking through each phase of the communities plan, we celebrate their hard-earned freedom from poverty and newfound self-reliance.
Food for the Hungry began working in Peru in 1982 and is currently working in over 100 communities, assisting more than 11,098 households.