Together for strong communities.

We’re on a mission to reduce poverty and to strengthen communities.

Our Mission

Partnering with vulnerable Andean communities to achieve wellbeing through water, health, education, and economic opportunities.

Our Impact at a Glance


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Recent News

2 months ago


Oportunidad Laboral
La ONG DESEA PERU requiere contratar los servicios de una enfermera técnica para trabajar en promoción de salud en comunidades altoandinas con los siguientes requisitos: quechua avanzado (indispensable), manejo de ofimática avanzado (indispensable), con domicilio en Lamay, Calca o alrededores (deseable), que sepa trabajar en equipo y con vocación de servicio. Las interesadas enviar CV a hasta el 30 de enero, 2019.
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3 months ago


DESEA PERU wishes all of our families, friends and supporters a very happy and healthy new year!! ... MoreLess

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3 months ago


Saying so long to a fantastic 2018!

As 2018 comes to an end, we reflect not only on the successful year that we have had at DESEA PERU, but as well, on our 10-year anniversary. We continued to strengthen our partnerships with 11 communities and experienced excellent involvement and enthusiasm from community members this year in our projects. Some highlights include: the expansion of a reservoir that will allow year-round water access to 28 families; a Women’s Association that has made improvements in literacy, leadership skills, and economic opportunities through textile sales; and the continued advancement in the training of qhalis (community health workers). Internally DESEA continued to make improvements to our operations and strategic plan and added talented new staff to support the implementation of our growing programs. This year we also established a formal affiliation with our long-term partner Vibrant Village Foundation which will ensure more stable funding to implement our programs and provide regular support in key areas of program development, monitoring and evaluation, and financial management. DESEA PERU will remain a Peruvian non-profit, with a strong local staff who will continue to deliver our programs and expand our impact in the region. As we celebrate our 10th year anniversary, we are proud of the progress each community is making in achieving their health and well-being goals and we are grateful to our donors and volunteers that have contributed to these successes! From all of us at DESEA PERU we would like to offer our sincere thanks for your support, and we wish you a healthy and happy New Year.
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Learn About Our Programs

We support remote high Andean communities through the following programs:

Water Treatment

Our water treatment program is centered around fighting biological contaminants present in drinking water sources in the Andes.

Health Education

Our education program offers health-related courses to the school-age children and adults in the communities we serve.

Health Services

By delivering health services we’re developing a solution to address the higher than average mortality rates in rural Andean communities.

Community Development

In our development program, we assist in project organization, investment concepts, government applications, and liaison services.