The Venezuela crisis has caused more than 6 million people to flee the country seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it’s also brought out their hospitable spirit.
Why World Vision is in Peru
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Peru
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
- In one area, community groups were trained in advocacy so they can lobby the government for better health services, helping to improve access and quality of health care for their children.
- Over 2000 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline children without physical or emotional punishment, helping to protect girls and boys from abuse.
- 100% of government officials responsible for child protection in World Vision areas know how to act to address the risks local children face, helping them to ensure children are safe, cared for, and protected.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Children, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of World Vision's COVID-19 response, helping children to learn at home. Teachers were also supported with supplies and training to help them provide instruction remotely.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- Literacy group facilitators completed a World Vision training program, empowering them with new ways to help children read. Children are participating in after-school literacy camps, inspiring them to read in their local languages outside of school.
Prayer Requests from Peru
World Vision's staff in Peru are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
More families would raise their children with tenderness instead of violence.
Better work conditions in Peru would allow families to have enough income to provide for their children’s needs.
News from Peru
World Vision’s award-winning photographers travel the world to bring home stories of children and their families to inspire us to action and compassion. They capture intimate moments that illuminate God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed.
Please pray with us for World Vision’s work in South America — Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Brazil. While many of these countries are still recovering from years of internal violence and political instability, each faces unique challenges today.
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