Our Homes: NPH Peru

PeruThe home was originally located in rented accommodations in Cajamarca, a small city in the northern Andes Mountains. Because of difficult accessibility – it was 13 hours by car from Lima – the home was relocated to a rental site in Lunahuaná – closer to the capital – in May 2007. The children moved to the permanent site, Casa Santa Rosa, in October 2011, although construction is ongoing.

NPH Peru Facts

Opened:
October 6, 2004

Children/youth fully supported:
105

Total services provided:
107 (includes children and youth fully supported, community children, youths and adults who receive support by either attending our onsite schools, receive scholarships, receive in-kind donations and or medical/social services.)

Location:
Two hours south of Lima, the capital, in San Vicente de Cañete

Features:
37 acres of land, garden, playground, clinic, therapy center, solar water heaters and a water treatment system

  • A bakery, which is the home’s first vocational workshop, was completed in 2016. It will provide the opportunity for youth to learn a valuable trade, as well as provide bread for the home.
  • In 2015, approximately 220 pounds of beans were harvested from the home’s garden. In 2016, that increased to 770 pounds. In addition, 140 fruit trees were planted. When the fruit is ready for harvest in approximately three years, the hope is there will be surplus to sell.
  • The children currently attend local schools. Many had never been to school prior to joining NPH. A special education program was added in 2015.
  • Peru is the first country in South America to have an NPH home.
  • Each of the family-style homes is designed to accommodate 16 children and two caregivers. The
    eighth home was completed in 2015.
  • A leadership group plans special events, assists new children with the adaptation to living at the home and serves as mentors.
  • The school year begins in mid-March.

Peru Facts

Area:
798,598 square miles – slightly smaller than Alaska

Population:
30,741,062 (July 2016 est.)

Languages:
Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and many minor Amazonian languages

Issues:
Earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity, civil war and pollution


More Information: 
Holiday Celebrations at NPH Peru
• VIDEO: NPH Peru – A Glimpse at Family Life
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map


Learn about the other NPH homes:

Bolivia | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | Peru