Peru

We're empowering children and families

A third of people in Peru live below the poverty line. We help the poorest and most vulnerable children get into school, protect them from violence and abuse, and help fragile mountain communities to deal with climate change.

We're helping stop children dying in poor rural areas by improving healthcare for mums and babies. Alongside the government, we're demonstrating how simple solutions - like better trained staff and more information about childcare - can save lives.

We work hard to keep children safe from violence and abuse. We're helping strengthen the national child protection system. And we're pushing for physical and humiliating punishment to be banned.

Education for all

We campaign for better education for all children. Our reading programme has helped improve thousands of children's literacy. We're also developing ways to help girls in rural areas get an education.

Our work has helped give indigenous children the chance to learn in the Quechua language. We've helped get thousands of children with disabilities into school, and educated parents and teachers about these children’s rights.

Emergency help

Through our disaster risk reduction work, we're helping communities prepare for shocks. In response to the El Niño weather phenomenon, we've worked with communities to strengthen housing and water storage in preparation for potential storms.

And when disasters strike, we're ready to respond.

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