General information on Peru

In Peru, Hermann Gmeiner's idea was established in the year 1972. Since the inauguration of the first SOS Children's Village in 1975, the organisation has constantly expanded its activities in the country. After a massive earthquake in 2007, SOS Children's Villages launched a wide-ranging emergency relief programme, providing water, food and clothes to thousands of Peruvian children. At present there are eleven SOS Children's Villages in operation, one SOS Children's Village under construction, SOS Youth Facilities as well as SOS Social Centres at nine locations and an SOS Vocational Training Centre in Peru.

Smiling faces - photo: SOS Archives
Smiling faces - photo: SOS Archives