Hands to Care Hands to Care Huanchaco, Peru Hands on Peru
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Project Details

We´re a NGO based in USA with a pioneer volunteer center for Public Health in Peru. We empower low income communities giving them the tools to achieve a healthy life.

    Hands on Peru is a nonprofit organization 501(c) 3 ; headquartered in Peru and US and co-founded by two young global health advocates in 2013, as a response to the deep inequities in access to medical care and by the gaps caused by a weak state health system in the country.

    In 2014, we started working in favor of local health and education, collaborating with local governmental and health agencies to host medical campaigns in the highlands and coastal regions of the department La Libertad, which allowed us to widen our vision and recognize the health needs of vulnerable communities in these areas.

    In 2015, we aimed our volunteer program to combat, at the core, the many problems that stagnate community development and deepen local poverty, referencing the concept of multidimensional poverty, where poverty is not simply a lack of income, but also a lack in education, health, work, social security, housing, and quality of life.

    2016 -currently, In the end of 2016 we were able to build CESAPU a Public Health Center, located in a marginalized peri-urban community called Villa Los Angeles in Huanchaquito Alto. Being our first full functioning year working in CESAPU that included conducting a community needs assessment and designing appropriate community programs. Currently we have established partnerships with local and international professionals, and the continuous support of our international volunteers and donors allow us to build upon and improve our community based programs. At the moment HOP had hosted over 250 international volunteers which has allowed us to impact over 15 thousands people, in health campaigns, disease screenings, educational initiatives, water and sanitation projects, houses improvement, nutrition, programs for children and youth, economic opportunities among other interventions.

    Health, well-being, and happiness is our primary focus. Being based our core public health programs in essential public health pillars like promotion, prevention, education, research, community participation and evaluation.

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NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
2013
Contact Person
Kayce Scinta
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Welcome to the First Public Health Center of Perú, CESAPU (Centro de Salud Pública).

CESAPU is a pioneer center in the practice of public health that develops programs to promote physical, mental, and communal health in the village of Villa Los Angeles, Huanchaquito Peru. 

Hands on Peru, a nonprofit that has been working in Trujillo and Huanchaco, Peru, since 2013, has noted such devastating weaknesses in the Peruvian health system. Together with a team of international donors and local professionals, we built CESAPU - Centro de Salud Pública - as a solution to prevent even more of Peru’s poor to bear the physical, financial, and emotional burdens of preventable disease. 

CESAPU is the main project of HOP Hands on Peru and it is located in the district of Huanchaco, Province of Trujillo, Department of La Libertad. It is located between Trujillo City and Huanchaco Beach and easily accessible via public transportation. 90% of its inhabitants live in poverty, with no access to sewage & clean water, in what can be called a modern urban slum dwelling. It is located right next to Chan Chan, ancient Chimu ruins, and experiences beautiful sunsets every night at 6 pm. It is surrounded by humble and friendly neighbors and many loveable children! 

At the moment HOP has hosted over 250 international volunteers which has allowed us to impact over 15 thousands people, in health campaigns, disease screenings, educational initiatives, water and sanitation projects, houses improvement, nutrition, programs for children and youth, economic opportunities among other interventions.

At CESAPU, we firmly believe that we can improve the health of the people by implementing interactive programs that generate healthy attitudes and behaviors in order to improve social determinants of health and reduce risk factors for disease. Also we promote early detection of disease by our multiple screenings campaigns during the year.

In 2020 alone, we have taken the following public health measures:

  • Sawyer water filter distribution to 36 families (pictured above)
  • Liquid hand soap distribution to over 100 families (pictured above)
  • Corona virus education and distribution of educational materials
  • Anti-parasite medication to 250 individuals
  • Hosted 13 international volunteers & over 10 health campaigns.
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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