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Disaster Profile: Peru Earthquake

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.

Program Work: Recovery Activities

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. 

On January 13, 2020, we started work at 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. As a result, our team has set out to rebuild six classrooms, an office/kitchen, toilets, sun shelter and a water retention tank. 

Progress on the school site is moving fast and our team has been hard at work preparing the building plots to begin construction. We have a highly experienced team of construction and engineering specialists who ensure the school is built to the highest standards.

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Program 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. In January 2020, we started working 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.

School BuildsSchool Builds

Children may be placed in Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) for years after a disaster, if their school was completely destroyed. Our school build programs aim to provide a safe and disaster-resilient learning environment for students.

School BuildsSchool Builds

Children may be placed in Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) for years after a disaster, if their school was completely destroyed. Our school build programs aim to provide a safe and disaster-resilient learning environment for students.

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

All Hands and Hearts Renewal Project
All Hands and Hearts Renewal Project

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

Base Work Base Work

Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.

Base Work Base Work

Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.

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