WHO WE ARE
I am Peru was founded in 2019 by Stephen and Christie Lovegrove. Their inspiration for starting the organization was after seeing how often the needs of the socio-economically challenged in rural Peru were left unanswered. Issues aligned with poverty, low-income diversity, and limited access to education result in little opportunity for many inhabitants of the predominantly agricultural communities which lie scattered across the formidable Andes mountains and Amazon basin.
A lack of social foundations leaves an absence of the necessary conditions for sustainable progress. Poor health & nutrition, weak education, inequality, and physically demanding lives all contribute to problems that are passed from generation to generation. Government programmes demonstrate little prioritization for human development. Increased migration from rural areas the younger generation is becoming increasingly disconnected from their identity in culturally rich areas.
I am Peru was formed to help provide people with the tools to have more control over their lives and fulfill their potential. We use traditional activities to create social initiatives which can help to change lives.
To nurture individual growth, social equality and economic empowerment in rural communities in Peru.
We foresee an equitable and conscious society where we work to achieve integral sustainability through the symbiosis of economic and social initiatives.
• Sustainable, social and economic development.
• Identity preservation
• Equality and equity
• Respect for people, nature, communities, and their identity.
• Creation of opportunities for women and youth
• Conservation of the environment
• We honor our cultural heritage by being financially and environmentally responsible
• Innovation: we adopt continuous improvement, bold creativity, and positive change