In Peru, nearly half the population lives below the poverty line. Many families still struggle to get clean water and sanitation, food, medical care and education for their children. Such conditions have left children at risk: an estimated 600,000 children in Peru have been orphaned or abandoned.
In the Pachacamac region, south east of Peru's capital of Lima, this is even more profound. An SOS Children's Village was built in Pachacamac in 2004 to care for the high number of orphaned and abandoned children in the region. However, the need is so great the Village is currently over capacity.
SOS Children’s Villages is expanding the Pachacamac Children’s Village to prevent children from growing up alone on the streets or in abusive environments.SOS Children's Villages is expanding the Pachacamac SOS Village by adding an additional five homes which will enable SOS to provide a loving home to 50 more children. The project broke ground in the summer of 2012 with our corporate partner Atrium Innovations Inc. in attendance. Construction work is now underway. In 2013/14, SOS Children’s Villages will complete construction on the Pachacamac village’s new family homes and begin integrating orphaned and abandoned children in to the new SOS families.