In the warm and peaceful coastal town of San Vicente de Cañete, two hours south of the capital, Lima, resides the eighth NPH home, Casa Santa Rosa. Over 100 children live in the brick family style homes which include hot water solar technology.
Since the home began in 2004, this family has lived in two other areas of Peru, finally settling in their current location of 15 hectares in 2011.
The home facilities also include a dining hall, therapy rooms, clinic and a library. The playgrounds, soccer and volleyball fields were constructed with the help of volunteers who visit the home yearly. The home has recently started an orchard, to provide a nutritious diet for the kids.
Students attend the local preschool through to secondary school within walking distance of the home. There are currently eleven students who are studying in the university located in the city of San Vicente de Cañete and Lima. NPH Peru prides itself on hiring caregivers that are trained as teachers, which enables homework and tutoring to be more streamlined. The caregivers support the students through their academic challenges, as well as a special needs teacher. Physical and occupational volunteer therapists help children with motor and cognitive issues.
NPH Peru is currently led by Rafa Arce, who grew up at NPH Honduras and went on to become a psychologist. NPH Peru is run by over 39 dedicated staff and volunteers.
2004: Home opened with first two children in town of Cajamarca.
2006: Land purchased in San Vicente de Cañete, for permanent home.
2007: Family moved to temporary home in Lunahuaná.
2009: First three students graduated from high school.
2010: Two homes were completed at new campus.
2011: Construction of six homes completed and family moved to San Vicente. First three young people began university.
2012: Construction of three houses, including volunteer house.
2013: Kitchen construction completed.
2014: Dining hall and baby home completed.
2019: Vegetable gardens started to provide a nutritious diet for the kids and sustainable income for the home.
2020: Our NPH Peru family is affected by Covid19. Find out more here: www.nph.org/news/coronavirus