Putting ingenious ideas to work in


To help people become more resilient in the face of disasters

Diversity and disaster

Peru’s rich and varied heritage includes the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco and the lost city of Machu Picchu. But behind the tourist attractions and cultural richness lies endemic inequality and poverty. In rural areas, half the people live in extreme poverty.

Our HQ in Peru is in the capital, Lima. It was established in 1985. We develop projects in coastal, mountain and jungle regions, in close coordination with local organisations, municipalities, NGOs and universities. We also have field offices in Cajamarca, San Martin and Cusco.

We concentrate our work in Peru on agriculture, energy access, climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness. Many communities have needs in some or all of these areas, so our projects often combine these approaches.

As the climate continues to change, we are increasing the sustainability of our work by linking programme and project strategies to local and regional government policies. As a result, we have working agreements with regional governments, provincial municipalities and other local organisations.


Peru’s spectacular scenery disguises an extreme climate, which is becoming more extreme every year. Poor people are at the mercy of earthquakes and other disasters.



In 2017, we won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the NGO category for our invaluable contributions to reducing energy poverty and promoting sustainability across the world.


Funding Partners

Funding partners for our work in Peru include:

  • UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Plan Binacional de Desarrollo de la Región Fronteriza Perú-Ecuador
  • European Union
  • Fondoempleo
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • Christadelphian Meal a Day