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CARE started work in: 1952

Peru ranks 79 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE Peru is a member of the CARE International confederation that supports humanitarian and development programs inside Peru through technical support, advocacy, fundraising, and communications.

About CARE Peru

CARE International first worked in Peru between 1952 and 1958 in the education sector. In 1970, activities resumed following the devastating earthquake in the Hauylas Mountains and have continued since.  

In response to the earthquake, CARE Peru provided emergency relief and reconstructed water systems. In the 90s, this emergency response work turned into a longer-term focus on reforestation, natural resource management, small business development, and health promotion. 

Today, CARE Peru’s programs are structured around empowering vulnerable groups to better know and exercise their rights; especially LGBTQI+ populations, indigenous groups, rural populations, and women facing violence. We are focused on supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through programs in the areas of gender equality, clean water and sanitation, sustainable use of land ecosystems, and climate action.  

CARE Peru’s work focuses on helping vulnerable populations: 

As part of CARE International’s response to the Venezuelan migrant and refugee crisis, we are assisting Venezuelans in Peru with cash transfers; water, sanitation, and hygiene kits; shelter; psychosocial support; and more.  

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 79,742
  • Women & girls 67%
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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