To Our Generous Donors,

Regarding the current need in Flores de Villa: in Peru there are no stimulation checks, unemployment checks, food banks, welfare, food stamps—nothing. So, when a person does not work, he does not eat. It has been heartbreaking. There is universal health care, but it has collapsed.

Peru had one of the most draconian shutdowns in all Latin America; a Strict military-enforced quarantine for over 90 days. Borders were closed; the airport was shut down. Now, Peru is quasi-opened, however, if anyone leaves their home without a mask, they will receive a fine of $215.

Despite all the herculean sacrifice, according to the Wall Street Journal, “Peru has suffered one of the world’s worst per capita death toll…” A recent poll done in Peru shows that 8 out of 10 people know someone who has died from Covid-19. Our 50-year old music director died … as have many others we know. There has been political turmoil, because people always tend to blame their leaders in a crisis, so there have been no negotiations for vaccinations yet.

Through donations and incredible compassion of some North American families, Peruvian families have felt God’s presence in their lives through distributions of food and supplies. These families commented they no longer felt all alone. Their resilience and people’s generosity buoyed our spirits, as well. There is still so much more that needs to be done.

We still need to make more distributions of food, hygiene kits, masks, medical aid, covid testing, covid treatment…

Whatever you may send will be greatly appreciated and used wisely.

Sincerely,
Gina and David

If you have special requests or any questions please email: ginastavros@gmail.com

To donate to Covid Relief Efforts, select General (Most Need). 100% of all donations go to those in need. Or feel free to donate to any of the other ministries.

About Peruvian Partners

Peruvian Partners is a 501c3 with decades of experience working the disadvantaged families and children of Lima, Peru – bringing them spiritual, physical, and economic hope.

One of the unique aspects of Peruvian Partners is that Peruvian Partners is a 501c3 with decades of experience working the disadvantaged families and children of Lima, Peru – bringing them spiritual, physical, and economic hope.

One of the unique aspects of Peruvian Partners is that 100% of donations are tax deductible and go directly to the people in the community. Overhead is funded by separate donors. So, any donations go directly to those in need. 

Background

For lack of a place to live, this community of 17,500 Peruvians established their scrap lumber homes on a garbage dump.  The Stavros work in this shanty town with the community leaders from the area to provide leadership development, health care and training in micro-family enterprises and Biblical principles. Peruvian Partners provides leadership and oversight for this multi-faceted outreach.  

Ministries / Outreach

SPONSORSHIPS

• Administer an “adopt a family” program with the intention of keeping the integrity of the family in extreme poverty intact, while introducing them to the love of Jesus and how to walk with Him and grow in His grace

• Guide a youth sponsorship program, which rescues teens in danger by providing a safe home, nurture, education in life skills, counseling, discipleship, vocational training, and an opportunity for the teen to give back by serving the needy. The youth live in community with a mentoring family.

YOUTH CORPS 

• Oversee a boys’ home, Casa de San Juan, and a girls’ home, Casa Darling.

• Individual career and life counseling

• Lead small groups, retreats and seminars for young people and their mentors

HUTS TO HOMES

• Supervise and coordinate the “Huts to Homes” ministry: building homes, replacing cardboard/scrap lumber houses with brick and mortar.  A person can work 12-hour days for a lifetime and never be able to build their own house. A house provides security, protection from the elements, mitigates the propagation of disease and gives dignity to the family.  Also, as funds are available fixing roofs and bathroom installation are a priority for the poor.

MEDICAL MINISTRY

• Confront malnutrition and disease at the medical post in Flores de Villa, which is a beachhead for evangelism and demonstration of God’s unconditional love to the multitudes.

• Manage the professional staff of the Flores de Villa medical post, which consists of a physician; RN, LPN, dentist, laboratory technician, and pharmacist.

• Lead a team of health promoters (women and/or men who have been in discipleship and are trained by medical professionals) to teach individuals or small groups in their community: nutrition, hygiene, disease prevention, self care, first aid, infant care, conflict resolution, self-esteem, parenting and communication skills, etc. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD  

• Oversee a center dedicated to meeting the needs of young families in extreme poverty by providing an early childhood stimulation daycare center.  This center was opened because too many toddlers are locked in their homes while their parents go to work; too many babies are never given the opportunity to crawl or explore because of dirt floors and the unsanitary conditions in which they live. At an early age they become “locked” into the poverty cycle.  Nutritional meals for the children and training for the parents are provided. Emphasis is placed on God’s redeeming grace.

• Encourage specialists to visit the center to train, inspire and model for the teachers and children how to create a positive environment for the helpless little ones

OUTREACH

• Encourage a Peruvian led ministry to elderly women and men

• Encourage a Peruvian led ministry to children, pre-teens, teens, women and men

INTERNATIONAL VISITS AND PARTNERSHIPS

• Encourage and coordinate short-term mission trips (construction, youth, VBS, medical, English camps, seminars, personal: to connect with adopted family/youth…)

TRAINING, SEMINARS, RETREATS, CONFERENCES

• Lead training seminars and retreats for leaders who lead weekly Bible studies for women, men, children, and teens, encouraging personal development, growth in Christ, emotional maturity, self-esteem, and discipleship.

• Teach parenting seminars/retreats

• Lead evangelism training seminars and retreats

SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CHRISTMAS BASKETS

• Yearly, Peruvian Partners raises money for school supplies, uniforms and shoes for children who literally cannot afford a pencil; purchased and distributed in Lima   

• Yearly, Peruvian Partners has a fund-raiser for Christmas baskets for the poorest of the poor; contents of the baskets are purchased and distributed in Lima. 

DECISION MAKERS 

• Initiate and strengthen friendships with Peruvian decision makers, be they elected officials, professionals or business leaders, who potentially will strive to make a difference in the name of Jesus in the lives of the millions of people who live in poverty in Peru

FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT

• Financial accountability is extremely important; several check and balances have been set up to make sure monies go directly to where designated and that God’s funds are used wisely.

• Because of working with the very poor, financial sustainability is not possible at this point. 

Peruvian Partners is a 501c3 with decades of experience working the disadvantaged families and children of Lima, Peru – bringing them spiritual, physical, and economic hope.

One of the unique aspects of Peruvian Partners is that 100% of donations are tax deductible and go directly to the people in the community. Overhead is funded by separate donors. So, any donations go directly to those in need.

Background
For lack of a place to live, this community of 17,500 Peruvians established their scrap lumber homes on a garbage dump. The Stavros work in this shanty town with the community leaders from the area to provide leadership development, health care and training in micro-family enterprises and Biblical principles. Peruvian Partners provides leadership and oversight for this multi-faceted outreach.

Ministries / Outreach

SPONSORSHIPS
• Administer an “adopt a family” program with the intention of keeping the integrity of the family in extreme poverty intact, while introducing them to the love of Jesus and how to walk with Him and grow in His grace
• Guide a youth sponsorship program, which rescues teens in danger by providing a safe home, nurture, education in life skills, counseling, discipleship, vocational training, and an opportunity for the teen to give back by serving the needy. The youth live in community with a mentoring family.

YOUTH CORPS
• Oversee a boys’ home, Casa de San Juan, and a girls’ home, Casa Darling.
• Individual career and life counseling
• Lead small groups, retreats and seminars for young people and their mentors

HUTS TO HOMES
• Supervise and coordinate the “Huts to Homes” ministry: building homes, replacing cardboard/scrap lumber houses with brick and mortar. A person can work 12-hour days for a lifetime and never be able to build their own house. A house provides security, protection from the elements, mitigates the propagation of disease and gives dignity to the family. Also, as funds are available fixing roofs and bathroom installation are a priority for the poor.

MEDICAL MINISTRY
• Confront malnutrition and disease at the medical post in Flores de Villa, which is a beachhead for evangelism and demonstration of God’s unconditional love to the multitudes.
• Manage the professional staff of the Flores de Villa medical post, which consists of a physician; RN, LPN, dentist, laboratory technician, and pharmacist.
• Lead a team of health promoters (women and/or men who have been in discipleship and are trained by medical professionals) to teach individuals or small groups in their community: nutrition, hygiene, disease prevention, self care, first aid, infant care, conflict resolution, self-esteem, parenting and communication skills, etc.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
• Oversee a center dedicated to meeting the needs of young families in extreme poverty by providing an early childhood stimulation daycare center. This center was opened because too many toddlers are locked in their homes while their parents go to work; too many babies are never given the opportunity to crawl or explore because of dirt floors and the unsanitary conditions in which they live. At an early age they become “locked” into the poverty cycle. Nutritional meals for the children and training for the parents are provided. Emphasis is placed on God’s redeeming grace.
• Encourage specialists to visit the center to train, inspire and model for the teachers and children how to create a positive environment for the helpless little ones

OUTREACH
• Encourage a Peruvian led ministry to elderly women and men
• Encourage a Peruvian led ministry to children, pre-teens, teens, women and men

INTERNATIONAL VISITS AND PARTNERSHIPS
• Encourage and coordinate short-term mission trips (construction, youth, VBS, medical, English camps, seminars, personal: to connect with adopted family/youth…)

TRAINING, SEMINARS, RETREATS, CONFERENCES
• Lead training seminars and retreats for leaders who lead weekly Bible studies for women, men, children, and teens, encouraging personal development, growth in Christ, emotional maturity, self-esteem, and discipleship.
• Teach parenting seminars/retreats
• Lead evangelism training seminars and retreats

SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CHRISTMAS BASKETS
• Yearly, Peruvian Partners raises money for school supplies, uniforms and shoes for children who literally cannot afford a pencil; purchased and distributed in Lima
• Yearly, Peruvian Partners has a fund-raiser for Christmas baskets for the poorest of the poor; contents of the baskets are purchased and distributed in Lima.

DECISION MAKERS
• Initiate and strengthen friendships with Peruvian decision makers, be they elected officials, professionals or business leaders, who potentially will strive to make a difference in the name of Jesus in the lives of the millions of people who live in poverty in Peru

FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
• Financial accountability is extremely important; several check and balances have been set up to make sure monies go directly to where designated and that God’s funds are used wisely.
• Because of working with the very poor, financial sustainability is not possible at this point.

If you have special requests or any questions please email: ginastavros@gmail.com

thank you for Donating!

Please make checks payable to Peruvian Partners and include a post-it note marked “Casa America”.
Send to: Peruvian Partners, PO Box 735, Delano, MN 55328

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