Urgent Aid Needed for Earthquake Victims in Peru

$1,895 $31,105
Raised Remaining


The destructive August 15th earthquake in Peru left families in Afro-Peruvian and poorer communities without shelter, medical care, or protection from the Andean winter.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Over 80% of homes in some communities have been destroyed by the 8.0 earthquake, along with major roads, impeding the delivery of outside aid. Among the towns nearest the epicenter are Chincha Alta and Cañete, where MADRE’s partner LUNDU works with Afro-Peruvian young people, women and families who were struggling to meet their basic needs even before the earthquake.

How will this project solve this problem?

In the affected regions, LUNDU's Afro-Peruvian Youth Network has mobilized to channel donations to the families in need. MADRE is facilitating this process by collecting funds to be sent directly to LUNDU.

Potential Long Term Impact

Immediate support will save lives and empower survivors to rebuild their communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,895

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,895 .  The original project funding goal was $33,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 18 donors like you, a total of $1,895 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Vivian Stromberg

Executive Director
New York, New York United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Urgent Aid Needed for Earthquake Victims in Peru