In 2004, NPH Peru began with two children marking it the eighth home in the NPH family. Until May 2007, the home was located in rented property in Cajamarca, in the north of Peru. Due to difficult accessibility, it was decided to relocate closer to the capital. Fifteen hectares of land was purchased in San Vicente de Cañete, two hours south of Lima, to build the permanent home. For four years, while awaiting construction and infrastructure development, the home was temporarily located in the sunny village of Lunahuaná. In October 2011, the family finally moved to the new campus, Casa Santa Rosa in Cañete, which is now closer to some of the best universities and cultural opportunities in all of South America.
Construction of Casa Santa Rosa, will eventually include a clinic, administrative offices, therapy center, communal kitchen and dining room, and additional family style houses. Currently the property has seven family style homes housing over 100 children and temporary facilities for the main kitchen and clinic.
Students attend the local preschool through secondary school within walking distance of the home. There are currently five students studying in the university located in the city of Cañate. NPH Peru prides itself on hiring caregivers that are trained as teachers, which enables homework and tutoring to be more streamlined. The caregivers support the students through their academic challenges and physical and occupational volunteer therapists help children with motor and cognitive issues.
NPH Peru is led by Alfredo Hernandez and his wife, along with over 20 dedicated staff.