Wings of Hope, 50 years of involvement in Peru
Incorporated in 1971, the organization first set up and maintained an air transport, missionary and humanitarian service in the Peruvian Amazon for some 40 years.
Since 2000, the majority of resources have been dedicated to funding clean water projects for remote and marginalized communities in Peru.
Our partner in the field is the association Alas de Esperanza Perú whose members are all Peruvians.
Water is life!
The success and longevity of the water systems we install are based on the following three commitments from the communities that seek our support :
. provide all so-called unskilled labor
. to form a drinking water committee composed of at least 50% women
. to participate in meetings explaining the project, the proper use of water, the maintenance of the system and hygiene standards.
In fact, it is the community that carries out its own project with the support of Wings of Hope. This gives dignity and pride to the poor. The communities unite and value their work. People become aware of their strengths and abilities.
Access to water is the most effective way to fight against extreme poverty and the starting point of any sustainable development!