Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
2016 Mission - Sacred Valley, Peru

2016 Mission – Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru Since the non-profit’s inception in 2011, the surgical and medical team has completed 5 Medical Missions & 4 Cataract Surgical Missions and we have accomplished: Approximately 330 sight restoring surgical procedures performed 7,400 medical exams on patients in remote...
A Tribute to Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H

A Tribute to Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is saddened to announce the untimely passing of our Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H. on February 22, 2016.  The members of the board of directors and all of the mission participants who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr....
A Gift That Counts

A Gift That Counts

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is a nonprofit tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please help our cause, either by donating online via paypal or make checks payable to A Promise to Peru, Inc. Thank You! Donate Today! A Promise to Peru, Inc.’s goal...
Nex Mission– June 12-18 2016 - Sacred Valley, Peru

Nex Mission– June 12-18 2016 – Sacred Valley, Peru

A Promise to Peru’s next Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission is June 12-18, 2016 – Location: Sacred Valley, Peru Location: Sacred Valley, Peru Application due date: December 1, 2015. For more information and applications visit our volunteer page.
Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Summary: On behalf of the Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. we wanted to thank each and every one of our participants for your generous donation of time, expertise, personal expense and for your passion of assisting those less fortunate in receiving quality medical and surgical care in Guayaquil,...
Press Release - jetBlue donates Airfare to A Promise to Peru's 2014 Medical Mission

Press Release – jetBlue donates Airfare to A Promise to Peru’s 2014 Medical Mission

JetBlue has generously provided the air transportation for 45 out of the 55 participants from Boston, New York and Chicago to Lima, Peru. As a result of JetBlue’s commitment to this project, the transport of the medical and surgical equipment, instruments, medications and supplies has also been included. “This mission...
The Times Beacon Record  helps spread the word about our mission

The Times Beacon Record helps spread the word about our mission

Source: northshoreoflongisland.com From June 28 to July 5, Drs. Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in A Promise to Peru Inc., a cataract surgical and medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Oats will be doing cataract surgery with Dr. Mike Sable,...
A BIG thank you, to all who supported us at our fundraiser yesterday!!

A BIG thank you, to all who supported us at our fundraiser yesterday!!

Thank you for your continued support! Please check back with us this month for more information on events and other fundraisers!              
Student Account by Emma Furlano

Student Account by Emma Furlano

This was me holding the hand of the man that was hypertensive while undergoing surgery. Supriya and I took turns holding his hand throughout the surgery (Dr. Epstein performed it and it took about an hour) while attempting to calm him down and reassure him. His BP dropped after we...
Thank you!

Thank you!

A Promise to Peru thanks the following for their support for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Cataract Surgical and Medical Missions:  The past and present participants of the missions…the physicians, nurses, and other health related professional, medical students and the families who devoted their time and energies to join us in...
Cataract Surgical Mission - Urubamba Peru

Cataract Surgical Mission – Urubamba Peru

This will be the first year that we will have a cataract surgical mission for one week in Urubamba from July 2-6.  This effort has been coordinated by Debra Messina, MD. We are working with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to provide free cataract surgery to those patients who are...
Eye Glass Collection Drive

Eye Glass Collection Drive

We’re collecting gently used eye glasses – over the counter reading glasses, children size distance glasses and non prescription sunglasses (no bifocals or progressives).  The eyeglasses will be brought to Peru this June and July. The glasses will be distributed to children and adults in need of vision correction.  Please...
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Learn more about Friends New England!

Friends New England (FNE) promotes education and sustainable development projects world-wide. With a hand-in-hand philosophy, FNE works with impoverished communities to identify pressing needs, network with local and international organizations, facilitate collaboration, and empower individuals to actively participate within their communities.
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Fundraiser at la Candela

Fundraiser at la Candela

“Almost $7,000 raised!!! On Monday April 25, 2016 our long time participant and fundraising committee member Julia Colmenares along with a committee of dedicated participants, Ana Castaneda and Frances Ng, created a beautiful Peruvian event at la Candela restaurant in Hicksville. We were treated to a lavish Peruvian buffet, and fantastic Peruvian music. The evening...
OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION: June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru Since the non-profit’s inception in 2011, the surgical and medical team has completed 5 Medical Missions & 4 Cataract Surgical Missions and we have accomplished: Approximately 330 sight restoring surgical procedures performed 7,400 medical exams on patients in remote villages, orphanages and schools 190...
First  Lecture Symposium - Stony Brook Medical Center

First Lecture Symposium – Stony Brook Medical Center

First  Lecture Symposium was a great success at Stony Brook Medical Center! Medical students and nursing students were introduced to relevant medications and common disease pathologies in the first of two lecture series held before our annual mission. March 30, 2016 – Stony Brook School of Medicine HSC Room 272A/B 3:15 pm Lecturer: Debra Messina MD &...
You're Invited!

You’re Invited!

Consider a Donation to our 2016 Mission

Consider a Donation to our 2016 Mission

We are in need of funds to purchase surgical & medical supplies, medications and for operating expenses for our organization, A Promise to Peru, Inc. Our next cataract/medical mission is  June 12th, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru. We’re coordinating with physicians and not-profit organizations in the Sacred Valley  to ensure that we have as far reaching effect as possible...
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Usman Aslam, Volunteers for A Promise To Peru - via The Box

Usman Aslam, Volunteers for A Promise To Peru – via The Box

The NYIT Blog The Box recently featured an article on Usman Aslam, one of our dedicated volunteers! Photo source nyit.edu Aslam places an IV line on a patient waiting for cataract surgery in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Meet Usman Aslam, Presidential Global Fellow “The best part of going on medical missions is being able to see the immediate effects...
The Global Health Faith Award

The Global Health Faith Award

The Global Health Faith Award is a $250 award sponsored by an anonymous donor to help offset travel costs for two non physician applicants. To be eligible, you are invited to write an essay of 500 words or less about how faith has influenced you in your life and how it may have contributed to...
Upstate Medical School Alumni Journal

Upstate Medical School Alumni Journal

Christine Garcia on TEDx – A Promise to Peru

How do community organizations get their start and what keeps the momentum going to continue service to others? This is a talk on how individual ideas become flourishing community projects.