Edmund Rice Development Menu

Dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice


The Edmund Rice Mission began in Peru in 1967. After some troubled years of terrorism and political unrest, Peru has settled more recently into democratic ways. However there continues to be a huge and ever widening gap between the richest people in the coutry and the average Peruvian, causing social unrest.

Population: 29.4 million
Life Expectancy: 72 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 20 per 1000
Public expenditure on health: 5.1% of GDP
HIV/AIDS: 75,000 people or 0.4% of the population
Public Expenditure on Education: 2.6% of GDP
% of children primary school age not in school: 3%
Unemployment of youth 15-24 years: 16.2%

Pupils at Fe y Alegría School, Peru

Fe y Alegria

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Located in the Canto Grande, one of the poorest areas of Lima, the Fe y Alegría School provides education to over 1,494 students, and has been connected with the Edmund Rice Mission for over 20...
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Mundo Mejor College

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Education
Mundo Mejor means “Better World” and it offers secondary schooling to students in the northern Peruvian city of Chimbote. Situated on the Pacific coast, Chimbote is the centre of a large fishing industry and the fish-meal...
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