Peru struggles with poverty, violence, and widespread inequality. Our grantee partners address these issues by developing economic and social opportunities for underserved populations, including women, youth, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, and people with disabilities. Some have begun working with communities affected by the Venezuela humanitarian crisis, which has brought 800,000 displaced Venezuelans to Peru. Currently, our grantees work in 10 of Peru’s 24 departments.
We awarded our first grant in Peru in 1971. Since then, we have provided $65 million through 319 grants to local organizations.