Economic Development Work in Peru

PERU / Supporting Kids in Peru – SKIP

Created in 2003, SKIP is a non-profit organization helping economically-disadvantaged children in El Porvenir realize their right to an education. We are currently working on the north coast of Peru, in the impoverished districts that surround the city of Trujillo.

Our team is comprised of volunteers from the community of El Porvenir and Trujillo as well as volunteers from overseas.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and innovative thinkers to help us with the Economic Development (EcoDev) Programme. The more time you are able to commit, the more you will gain from the volunteering experience. Further, the more you are able to prepare your Spanish prior to arrival, the better, as this will mean you are able to communicate with the families and gain a better understanding of their situation and how they benefit from our programme.

Volunteers involved in the EcoDev department will get to know all aspects of the programme, namely the microcredit project, the business and productive workshops as well as the marketing and distribution of products the SKIP mothers manufacture within these workshops and at home. The volunteers will be appointed to the projects that suit their skills and interests and in which their help is most needed.

To get to know more about the department please visit our website at www.skipperu.org, or contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteering@skipperu.org

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