Compassion started working in Peru in 1985. Today, there are over 79,000 children registered in our programs through 243 church partners.
mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births
of people lack safe drinking water
of people lack access to proper sanitation
Dear Sponsor, Receive our warm greetings from the Inka’s land culture, the Amazon River and the beautiful coast of the Pacific Ocean. My name is Cristina Zavala and I have been the Country Director of Compassion Peru since 2005. I live close to the beach and I love the sunset, with those beautiful colours in the sky, and the sun hiding in the sea like a little child hiding to play. I thank God for His wonderful creation and His call to serve many children in poverty that also play “hide and seek” and have an opportunity to get hope in life.open_in_new Read full letter
Meryl Karina Ferrer Carhuas was born in a hardworking family in one of the poorest parts of Lima. Her parents never went to college; they barely finished high school and started to work to support their families. However, Meryl was a brilliant student at school and applying to college was a goal she wanted to pursue. In 2014, she was in her last year at high school and things were going great in her studies. She had a scholarship—but something happened in her family that almost destroyed her dreams.open_in_new Read more