Hecho Club Social Peru
Hecho Club Social Peru is a platform that provides an opportunity for the inclusion and integration of vulnerable people. They focus on finding solutions to problems affecting their country, such as unemployment, substance abuse, marginalisation, and a lack of access to resources and services. Through the power of football, Hecho Club Social Peru promote the development of various practical and personal skills, as well as values of companionship, responsibility, and respect.
Peruvians living in poverty
Peru’s poverty rate is at 21.7% according to The World Bank (World Bank, 2017). An estimated 375,000 Peruvians joined the ranks of the poor, which state statistics agency INEI defines as an individual surviving on less than 338 soles ($105) per month. An estimated 6.9 million Peruvians now live in poverty, 44% of whom are in rural Peru. However, the rise in the poverty rate last year was led by a 2.3 percentage point spike in the capital Lima, home to some 10 million people (Reuters, 2018).
During 2017, relief agencies estimated that 700,000 people in Peru were made homeless due to landslides and floods caused by unusually heavy rains (LATimes, 2017). There are more than 560,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Peru (UNHCR, 2018).