Peru, South America

We advance health and hope in Peruvian communities

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Our Mission in Peru, South America

What we do in Peru

Since 2014, Advance and our partners have been bringing health and hope to Peru through life-changing surgical brigades, health education, and community development.

In partnership with indigenous organization, CADEP, we are working to transform the health and quality of life for hundreds of families in the Peruvian highlands. We work with local government authorities, community leaders, teachers, and families toward building capacity and strengthening communities, all while preserving cultural and indigenous traditions. This includes providing clean water, safe and sustainable homes, health education, sustainability training, and vital surgical and medical care..

Advance in Peru, South America

Read the latest stories of how people and families have found hope, health, and fulfillment in the communities we serve.

Peru, South America Stories

The Dreams (Turned Reality) of Moisés Barrientos

Irrigation Equals Opportunity in This Small Peruvian Village Moisés Barrientos is one of the long-lived directors of Pantipata Incahuasi, a community in the Abancay region of Peru. He has served as president…

A Peruvian Home Warmed by Love

At 14,763 feet above sea level, the Andes could never be described as balmy. But in recent years, the cold the Q’eros Nation deals with day after day has grown more severe.…

New Homes & Clean Water in the Q’eros Nation

When the weather is cold outside, the last thing you want is to jump into a freezing bath. For Julián, Evarista and their family of five, there’s never been another option.In the…

About | World Soil Day, December 5th

Submitted by Tatumn Zale, Development Associate The 5th of December is World Soil Day. Soil is the ultimate life supply for healthy food, ecology, and a healthy planet as a whole! This day is…

International Day of Rural Women – October 15th

An opportunity to reflect on the situation of women in the Andean world. Submitted by Carmen Rosario Alvarez Ponce de Leon. Carmen is the Executive Director of CADEP, Advance’s partner organization in Peru.…

Life-Giving Water Flows in Sayhua, Peru

Our world is heating up, droughts are taking a toll on farmers and the people you serve with Advance Community are among the hardest hit. The farming community of Sayhua, Peru was…

Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

One in eight households in the United States is food insecure. That means that over 40 million people do not have access to enough food. Globally, there are over 2 billion people struggling with food security.…

Cataract Awareness Month: Progress in Peru

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director June marks Cataract Awareness Month in the United States, but many may wonder why it exists in the first place. Cataracts are the leading cause…

National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our…

Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Growing up in the district of Rondocan, Peru, Grimaldina witnessed first-hand what food insecurity can do to families and children. When she had her son, she determined to make a difference, for…

Peru, South America

What we do in Peru

Since 2014, Advance and our partners have been bringing health and hope to Peru through life-changing surgical brigades, health education, and community development.

In partnership with indigenous organization, CADEP, we are working to transform the health and quality of life for hundreds of families in the Peruvian highlands. We work with local government authorities, community leaders, teachers, and families toward building capacity and strengthening communities, all while preserving cultural and indigenous traditions. This includes providing clean water, safe and sustainable homes, health education, sustainability training, and vital surgical and medical care..