CARE’s work in Peru

CARE first worked in Peru between 1952 and 1958, in the field of education. We resumed our activities following a devastating earthquake in 1970, and have remained there since. As well as delivering ongoing programmes, CARE Peru is now a full member of CARE International confederation.

Peru is a middle-income country with high levels of inequality. Many people live in extreme poverty with scarce access to health services and education. Our  programmes empower vulnerable groups, including women, indigenous groups and rural populations, to exercise their rights.

How a Peruvian grandmother was voted regional president

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 75 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 104 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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