The Venezuela crisis has caused 5.4 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.
- Children are better protected after several municipalities and local governments passed laws and policies that prohibit physical punishment and help keep children safe from violence and abuse.
- More than 16,000 adults, including local officials and parents, learned how to access social services to help protect their kids. They also signed agreements to help keep children safe and committed to using positive discipline.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- More boys and girls are protected from illnesses after their parents attended workshops where they learned about good hygiene and sanitation habits, including how to treat drinking water.
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.
- More than 16,000 children improved their reading skills by attending reading clubs. They also received backpacks with books and had the opportunity to read at home through libraries and mobile book services.
- Youth were given opportunities to prepare for their future through entrepreneurial training programs that taught them skills for business development, such as financial and relational skills.
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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