Our Homes: NPH Peru

PeruPeru Facts

798,598 square miles – slightly smaller than Alaska

31,036,656 (July 2017 est.)

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and many minor Amazonian languages

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

Discover NPH Peru

The 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

October 6, 2004

Children/youth fully supported:

Total services provided:
287 (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.)

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

37 acres of land; garden; playground; clinic; therapy center; solar water heaters; fully independent water system, including tower, well and sewage treatment plant

Did you know?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The children currently attend local schools. Many had never been to school prior to joining NPH. A special education program was added in 2015.
  • 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.
  • Beans are being harvested from the home’s garden. In 2016, 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.
  • In 2017, psychological services were expanded with two volunteers working in language and learning therapy, and one in art therapy.

Peruvian law prohibits us from using photos that show the faces of minors.

More Information: 
Holiday Celebrations at NPH Peru
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)

Learn about the other NPH homes:

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