Our Homes: NPH Peru

PeruPeru Facts

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

Population:
31,036,656 (July 2017 est.)

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

Issues:
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

Opened:
October 6, 2004

Children/youth fully supported:
100

Total services provided:
101 (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; 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.
  • In 2018, children began attending dance and music lessons three times a week to learn regional cultural traditions.
  • Corn has been cultivated as feed for livestock and to generate income since 2017. Currently two hectares are producing 70 tons of corn about every four months.
  • The NPH OneFamily program was launched in 2018 with home visits, family awareness sessions and a parental training program.

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More Information:

Holiday Celebrations at NPH Peru
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)
Visitor’s Guide (PDF)

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Learn about the other NPH homes:

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