Our Homes: NPH Peru

PeruPeru Facts

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

32,600,249 (2024 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, and farm

Community Programs includea family community center, and NPH OneFamily which provides services to families in need

2023 Impact

76 children and adults supported

52 local people employed

18 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 farm produces organic vegetables, such as onions, carrots, lettuce, cucumber, passion fruit and chili peppers.
  • 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 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.
  • The NPH OneFamily Program prepares children and families for reintegration through a comprehensive, child-centered process in accordance with local laws. Follow-up support focused on the child’s well-being also is provided.
  • The Family Community Center focuses on educational opportunities, economic empowerment, fostering healthy family relationships, and preventive healthcare.
  • In 2023, NPH Peru rented a house called Buen Pastor to facilitate the transition to independent living for young adults entering higher education or vocational training. This initiative provides them with essential life skills and autonomy.

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