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Disaster Profile 

The 2007 Peru earthquake, which measured 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale, hit the central coast of Peru on August 15, 2007. The cities of Pisco, Ica and Chincha Alta in the Ica region, and San Vicente de Cañete in the Lima region were most affected. The Peruvian government stated that sadly 519 people had lost their lives as a result of the quake and 58,581 houses were destroyed.

Our Work

Twelve years after the earthquake, a high percentage of schools are still affected, posing a considerable risk for children and teachers studying in these schools. Starting in January 2020, we will work to rebuild Institucion Educativa Inicial 140 Kindergarten of Santa Cruz de Villacuri, which has been declared unsafe for use by the Civil Defense authority due to the insufficient and precarious structural design of the building.

Children continue to study in temporary, prefabricated classrooms in the yard of the school; these conditions provide an unsafe and unsuitable learning environment. We will rebuild six classrooms, an office/kitchen, toilets, shade and water retention tank. We have a highly experienced team of construction and engineering specialists who will ensure the school is built to the highest standards.

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