Peru

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.

Organisation Details

Participants

Homeless men and women; victims of domestic violence, crime, sexual exploitation, and substance abuse; immigrants, refugees, undocumented youth, and abandoned children

Organisation Details

Lima, Cajamarca, and Piura

Homelessness Statistics

21.7%
Of the population live in poverty, more than half of these live in rural areas
6.9 Million
Peruvians now live in poverty
+560,000
Venezuelan refugees in Peru as of 2018

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).