Helping Communities to Respond and Recover from Disaster

In August 2007, Global Communities responded to a devastating earthquake that destroyed more than 90,000 homes in the Ica province of Peru. We worked with rural communities to help them to rebuild homes, latrines and clinics, and provided grants to enable individuals to begin working again.

Access to Credit for Improved Housing

Global Communities' work in Peru has also focused on assisting indigenous and other vulnerable communities. In Cajamarca, the second poorest area in Peru, we created a local Peruvian microfinance institution, PROGRESO, which focused on the housing needs of low-income residents.