Annual
report 2017

Introduction

It is a great pleasure for us to present the results of our Annual Report 2017. This document, now in virtual support, seeks to share our vision, achievements and the challenges that 2017 left us, as well as the testimonies of some of the wonderful people we met thanks to our work.

CARE Peru is an organization made up of professionals committed to fighting against poverty and development of the most vulnerable people, focusing on girls and women.  We can appraise our work and measure our contribution to the development of Peru through their stories of improvement.

This 2017 left us many lessons as a country and also as an organization. The emergency during El Niño united Peru in one of its most difficult moments, where all sectors played a decisive role in overcoming adversity. At the same time, the pilot of our flagship project “Girls with opportunities”, continues to move forward with a focus on developing life skills among our girls in extreme poverty.

We are aware that we still have many challenges to face, but we are sure that, if we work together, we can make of Peru a country where we live with dignity and justice for all.


Inés Temple
PRESIDENT OF THE DIRECTING COUNCIL

Milovan Stanojevich
National Director

Who are we?

CARE Peru is a non-profit organization that develops replicable and scalable models and strategies, working with local and decentralized teams, to contribute with the State and the private sector in the eradication of poverty and to provide assistance in disasters and emergencies. We have more than 47 years of continuous experience and we have presence in 25 regions of Peru. Our mission worldwide is to defeat poverty, save lives and achieve social justice.

Our focus is the empowerment of girls and women, so that they, their families and their communities can develop. This way, we seek to promote sustainable change among individuals, institutions and society.


Where are we going?

Since 2015, our work has been aimed at contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, innovating to achieve rapid changes in adverse contexts, and seeking new alliances in all sectors that contribute to achieving our vision of Peru where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

Our efforts are focused on combating the central problem we find in Peru: high poverty and exclusion of people in rural and periurban areas, with greater impact on girls and women.

Our work

At CARE Peru, we have more than four decades of experience developing programs and projects aligned with the development objectives of the international community. Our experience in Peru has brought us achievements in a wide variety of fields, such as reducing chronic child malnutrition, improving educational quality, adapting to climate change, financial inclusion and access to safe water and sanitation services. In all of these areas, we maintain a cross-cutting focus on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

As part of our work, we support the government and other institutions in replicating successful and validated strategies, as well as being constantly searching for new allies to enhance our work. We have extensive experience working with international cooperation agencies and other non-profit organizations. Thanks to your support and that of private sector companies that are committed to our work model, we can continue to promote equitable development among the most vulnerable people in the country.


Our intervention model

So that our work is truly sustainable in time, our intervention model has three steps:

We want to ensure that one million people in rural and periurban areas have access to sustainable human development with equal opportunities by 2021.

Our action axes

To reach our goal, we have proposed a new series of indicators and work axes since 2017 that will allow us to make it come true.

Our indicators

Reaching our goal requires holistic work, whose impact can not only be measured in the reduction of monetary poverty. Therefore, we have selected three macro indicators that will allow us to report our progress in a clearer and more precise way:

  • Reduction of the percentage of the target population that lives in total and extreme monetary poverty
  • Reduction of the percentage of the target population with multidimensional poverty
  • Reduction of the index of gender inequality in the target population

The results of each of these indicators will be obtained through the analysis of a number of specific indicators derived from them, adding a total of 16 internal indicators for the self-evaluation of our work.

Besides these indicators, we have 5 cross-cutting indicators that allow us to evaluate our work in relation to our differential value as an institution. These are:

  • Governance

  • Gender equality

  • Political advocacy

  • Resilience

  • Accountability

Impact strategic axes

We have identified four work axes that reflect our multidisciplinary efforts to achieve our goal and that respond to our key indicators:

  • Development and Women Social Inclusion: Our objetive is to increase the economic income of women in vulnerable situations and encourage their equitable participation in the financial decisions of the household.

  • Social inclusion and potential development: We work so that more women, girls and boys have access to health, water and sanitation services. We fight chronic child malnutrition in children under 5 so that they can attend school and conclude their education in a timely manner, allowing them access to more opportunities.

  • Adaptation and resilience to climate threats: We sensitize people to reduce their vulnerability to climate change, guaranteeing access to food and adapting their livelihoods to achieve resilience.

  • Risk management and response to emergencies: We support women and men impacted by disasters and natural phenomena so that their families can access fundamental social services and recover their livelihoods.

Emergency 2017

Torrential rains, major floods, mudslides and displacement rendered the coast of Peru on emergency on March 2017. More than 1,110,700 people were affected by El Niño Costero (Coastal ENSO), almost a third of whom were children and adolescents.

CARE Peru was already working in the north of the country when the emergency hit. More than 8,000 hygiene kits and sanitary materials were distributed to the most vulnerable families, in addition to water.

At the same time, CARE began to work on projects that collaborate with the rehabilitation of the most affected areas. CARE Peru continues to work on the reconstruction process with public and private entities. However, much remains to be done.

Our projects

We had 40 active projects in 21 regions of Peru in 2017. Each of them responds to one or more of our strategic axes. Specific information on each project is available in the following map:

Showing projects in the axes:

List of projects:

Gender approach

We work on our approach to gender transformation through two axes: empowerment of women and commitment of men. This is how we seek to build equitable social standards and structures, in addition to supporting equitable individual behavior development.

CARE is part of a network with gender knowledge; the Global Gender Working Group, and six thematic working groups: Gender, equity and diversity; Gender-based violence; Involvement of men; Gender in politics and law; Measurement of gender impact and empowerment of women and, finally, Gender in emergencies.

We promote equal opportunities in our team as part of our approach. It is currently made up by:

We are aware that violence against women prevails in our society despite all these efforts. We have an institutional policy to prevent and sanction it aimed at protecting our external public and our male and female collaborators.

Transparency

Accountability is, for CARE, a right of the people and a duty of the organization, because it is the means through which we inform about our fulfilment of agreements and commitments to the people we work with and our partners.


Service channels

CARE Peru has three main service channels, which are made known to the beneficiaries of our projects. Considering the diversity of contexts in which the participants of our projects find themselves, we present three options so that they can contact our Accountability area directly. Likewise, CARE Peru collaborators or third parties who have concerns can use them.


Financial report

CARE Peru makes sure that donations are used for the benefit of the people and communities we work with in a totally transparent manner. The key financial documents of our institution for 2017 are presented below, as well as our annual audit results.

Our allies

Thanks to our donors’ financial contribution and trust, we can work to build a country where poverty will have been overcome, providing opportunities for all.

Marketing partners

We have important support from committed communication agencies who are working hand in hand with us.

Be our ally

Individuals

We will be able to reach more people thanks to your support. You can make your donation as follows:

One-time donation

Through our YAPE service


Or with your credit card through our website.

Recurrent Donation

You can support us on a monthly basis by affiliating your credit or debit card in our website and thus help more girls who live in poverty to finish school.

Companies

There are several ways in which companies can support us:
  • Through our corporate volunteer program. We carry out specialized workshops for children and adolescents working hand in hand with your company employees.

  • Associating your brand to ours to promote the sale of a product or campaign and donating a percentage of sales to CARE.

  • Working on an impact investment project or strengthening your sustainability projects with us, according to your company's business.

Contact us at amigos@care.org.pe

Contact us

If you are interested in implementing corporate social responsibility projects with CARE Peru, contact our marketing team at amigos@care.org.pe