A Family for Vulnerable Children
In the warm and peaceful coastal town of San Vicente de Cañete, two hours south of the capital, Lima, resides the eighth NPH home, Casa Santa Rosa. Over 75 children live in brick family-style homes which include solar panels technology and hot water. Since the home began in 2004, NPH Peru family has lived in two other areas of the country, Cajamarca and Lunahuaná, finally settling in their current location of 15 hectares in 2011.
Casa Santa Rosa facilities also include temporary buildings for the dining hall, bakery, therapy rooms, clinic, and library. The playgrounds, soccer, and volleyball fields were constructed with the help of volunteers who visit the home yearly. The home also has vegetable crops, a sustainable bio-garden and a small farm. Administrative offices, schools, therapy center, and additional family-style houses will complete the complex once more funding is secured.
Students attend the local district school, preschool through high school, within walking distance of home. There are currently nineteen students who are studying in the university located in the city of San Vicente de Cañete and Lima. 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 over 50 dedicated staff and volunteers.
“Growing up in NPH I had important role models over the years. They taught me what it means to serve as one’s vocation. Each day we provide the kind of support that is fundamental for our children to achieve their own goals.”
– Rafael Arce, National Director, Hermano mayor
The essence of NPH Peru’s mission is to create a loving and safe family environment for children and youth who come from situations of extreme vulnerability. NPH provides them with services focused on education, medical care, food and clothing in an environment of security, support and unconditional love based on Christian values, which gives the children the best chance of success to become leaders in their own communities.
At NPH Peru we focus on providing educational programs, vocational guidance and other support services that prepare youth to begin adult life by securing a first job with dignity. The key result is the achievement of financial independence, autonomy and a responsible character, thus contributing to the sustainable reduction of generational poverty.
We believe that quality education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and improving children’s lives. Our goal is to help disadvantaged children achieve their full potential through our educational programs. From providing each child with all the necessary school supplies to supporting university students in the transition to their college life, whose education is supported completely or a majority mostly by NPH.
NPH Peru Timeline
In 2004 our home opened with first two children in town of Cajamarca
Breaking generational poverty begins with helping a child.
The education system in Peru still has many challenges to resolve in order to close the...
Lent reminds us of the 40 days Jesus passed in the desert, suffering great deprivations, which the...
NPH Peru's One Family program began in 2018 to restore the child's right to live in a family. The...