Emmaus International

USEFUL INFO
First organisation: 1959
National organisation:
Federación Emaús Perú (FEP) - Av. Guardia Civil - Mz "M" Lote 11 - Urb. La Campiña – Chorrillos - Lima 18 - Casilla 04
National delegate:
José Luis Rojas
Contact:
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+51 14 67 12 63
Member organisations: 6
Trial members: 1

 

Background

In 1959, in the Peruvian capital Lima, Gérard Protain, a French priest, was helping rag-pickers, who were Peruvians living in deprived areas, to work as a team and help each other. Their hard and thankless work on El Montón rubbish dump enabled them to earn a living and help even poorer people by building humble homes and nurseries for abandoned children. In 1961, this community merged with the friends of Emmaus, who welcomed foreign volunteers to staff these nurseries, under the name of Emaús del Perú.

 

 

Photos

 

thumb Perou 1393 au prou thumb Perou Decharge el Monton Lima
 
thumb Perou dentiste thumb Perou 2003 07 07 Lima 21
 
thumb Perou 2003 07 15 Piura 47 thumb Perou 2940