Working With Children in Peru

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
During the past 10 years, Peru’s economy has grown steadily, but income inequity still leaves millions of children living in poverty. In remote rural areas and less desirable urban neighbourhoods, poverty remains deep and has led us to run programs to train adults and youth in skills that will help them improve family income.

The poverty faced by families and children in Peru takes a toll in education and child protection. As part of World Vision’s response, we train teen leaders to run child-friendly spaces in neighbourhood centers where kids can feel secure as they engage in reading, games and activities. We also invest in preschool education and initiate reading clubs to help children in Peru get a strong start at school.

Your impact in Peru

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
  • 350 of community members went to our attitude change sessions
  • 178 girls and boys took actions to help end violence against children,
  • 22 children's groups campaigned to end violence against children
  • 178 members of local partner groups went to our training
  • 11 churches and faith-based groups are partnering with us on projects

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Peru funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 49,886 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 28,037 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 86,915 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 129,906 people in quarantine or isolation for COVID-19 were given support
  • 682,022 USD in cash or vouchers were given to caregivers as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Peru, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 180 kids now go to after-school literacy activities
  • 50 youth have received vocational training
  • 37 teachers have been equipped to provide training sessions in entrepreneurship
  • 1,047 teens have joined sessions where they learned skills for life
  • 1,115 children are using reading materials at home and outside of formal learning environments

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Peru funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 12 schools have an updated disaster plan
  • 4 committees are actively helping families to prevent and cope with disasters
  • 26,843 USD was provided to community members through cash and vouchers
  • 791 people received financial support

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Peru funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
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