PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN PERU

We have been working in partnership with local communities in Peru since 1994 to help children access their rights to education, healthcare and protection.

CHALLENGES

Children and young people make up 40% of the population in Peru.

Those living in poverty face particular challenges.

  • More than half the population in rural areas are living in poverty.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 11,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
  • Around 62% of people living in rural areas do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
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Children showing off their new toothbrushes provided by Plan International.
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Girls learning about good nutrition at a school supported by Plan International.
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Women knitting scarves as part of an economic empowerment program.

HOW WE'RE HELPING

For children to grow up healthily, we're helping parents nourish their children and access quality healthcare. Poor communities are being connected to clean water and sanitation, which is helping to prevent potentially fatal illnesses.

Education is one of the most effective ways to break the poverty cycle. From setting up nurseries and playgroups to encouraging teenagers to continue secondary schooling, we're helping children access a quality education. So families can afford to keep their children in school, we're providing financial services and vocational courses.

In all we do, protecting children is a top priority. We're working with local authorities to introduce child protection measures and educating communities about a child's right to protection from abuse, neglect and violence.