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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

1 month ago


The women of the Association Munay Tikary have continued to develop their Textile Production Center and a catalog of winter accessories and home decor. In July, the Association completed a special order and sold hand-woven warm hats, scarves and bracelets at an event for Scouts International. With the success of their sales, the women feel motivated to keep organizing their association and learning about production processes, improved weaving technique and sales of a diverse set of products. ... MoreLess

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DESEA PERU Trains Scouts on the Importance and Use of Biosand Water Filters
Last month, DESEA PERU was invited to participate in Scouts MOOT, an international event that brings together Scouts from Latin America to learn about the culture, history and current affairs of the host country (Peru). During four days, DESEA PERU's Water Program team trained about 100 young Scouts in the importance of biosand water filters and their use in indigenous rural communities. The trainees not only learned how to prepare and install materials so that the filter is able to adequately clean water but also learned how to properly evaluate community factors for the successful implementation of these filters in different settings. DESEA PERU was thrilled to work with such an enthusiastic group of young people that would take back their new knowledge to their home countries.
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2 months ago


A School of Leaders in the Community of Huarqui

Last year, DESEA Peru saw great advances in the trust, organization, and initiative of members in the community of Huarqui. DESEA worked hand-in-hand with the Huarqui Board of Directors to plan for projects and programs in 2018 that were in-line with the community’s development goals.

One such goal was a School of Leaders. The aim of this school is to empower community members by equipping them with knowledge and tools for the governing of their community, as well as the literacy skills needed to develop and execute successful projects.

In June of 2018, the school was initiated with 24 women members, each excited to learn. The women enjoy the space to come together and discuss issues that are important to them. As well, the participatory and low-literacy methods - such as theater, art, and storytelling - are used to teach many important topics such as leadership, self-esteem and community organization. The classes have been well-received and have had excellent attendance. During recent sessions, members have also begun learning the alphabet and practicing hand-writing. The DESEA team is thrilled to work with this exceptional group of women and to be a part of their transformation into leaders of their community.
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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.

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