Our Homes: NPH Peru

PeruPeru Facts

496,224 square miles – almost twice the size of Texas

32,440,172 (2023 est.)

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and many minor Amazonian

Earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity; pollution; deforestation; high poverty rate of 30% (more than 55% in rural areas)

NPH Peru at a Glance

December 10, 2004

Casa Santa Rosa de Lima is two hours south of Lima in San Vicente de Cañete

NPH Operates:
Family-style home, medical clinic, farm, therapy center

Community Programs include an academic scholarship program, meals and healthcare for children/youth in the community, and NPH OneFamily which provides services to families in need.

2022 Impact
66 children and adults supported

52 local people employed

16 K – University graduates

Did you know?

  • Peru is the first country in South America to have an NPH home.
  • Rafael Arce, NPH Peru’s National Director, is an Hermano Mayor (“Older Brother”), who was raised at NPH Honduras.
  • Each of the family-style homes is designed to accommodate 16 children and two caregivers.
  • The NPH OneFamily program was launched in 2018 with home visits, family awareness sessions, and a parental training program.
  • The school year begins in mid-March. The children currently attend local schools. Many had never been to school prior to joining NPH.
  • The home’s vocational workshop was constructed in 2016. It provides the opportunity for youth to learn a valuable trade, as well as provide bread for the home.
  • The Higher Education Program offers youth and young adults vocational training, university instruction, and resources for transitioning to an independent and prosperous adulthood.
  • In 2021, NPH made it possible for six students to study careers at technical institutes, eight to pursue university degrees, and one student to complete a degree.
  • To further improve the health and wellbeing of children and staff, fruits and legumes were added to the daily menu and a magnetic water softener system was installed in 2021.

Peruvian law prohibits us from using photos that show the faces of minors.

More Information:

Holiday Celebrations at NPH Peru
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)
Visitor’s Guide (PDF)

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Learn about the other NPH homes:

Bolivia | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | Peru