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.
A Promise to Peru in SEE International 2013 Annual Report

A Promise to Peru in SEE International 2013 Annual Report

See the complete 2013 annual report here.
2014 Cataract Surgery Photo Journal

2014 Cataract Surgery Photo Journal

Below are pictures from the first week of cataract surgeries taken by Karyn Sable Feder. Good job team!
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...
3rd International Health Symposium

3rd International Health Symposium

Physicians from A Promise to Peru, Inc were invited to participate in the ” 3rd International Health Symposium in the Sacred Valley, Peru” at the Urubamba Hospital on July 3, 2014. The Lecture symposium was organized by Peruvian physician Dr Francisco Morales. It was a  three day lecture symposium working...
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...
Learn more about Friends New England!

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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Annual Peruvian Item Sale

Annual Peruvian Item Sale

Please join us for our annual Peruvian Item Sale Fundraiser which helps us raise thousands of dollars each year to purchase needed medical and surgical supplies. November 24, 2014 at Stony Brook Medical Center’s Galleria on 5th floor From 7am to 7pm You will find beautiful Alpaca scarves, gloves, blankets and many more authentic Peruvian items brought...
Press: AIRLINK/JetBlue -Rural Medical Outreach Peru

Press: AIRLINK/JetBlue -Rural Medical Outreach Peru

 Source: airlinkflight.org The World Health Organization estimates 39 million people are blind and 246 million have severe visual impairment: 90% of those affected live in developing countries. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in middle and low-income countries, but 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured. This cure can come in the...
Collaborations with PAM

Collaborations with PAM

A Promise to Perú, Inc. is an organization founded by Drs. John Shanley, Debra Messina and Natalie DiGioia, Faculty Members at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York City. The organization provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Perú, and other regions in...
Julia Colmenares received an Award of Appreciation from PAA

Julia Colmenares received an Award of Appreciation from PAA

Consul General Of Peru and Maria Julia Colmenares A Promise to Peru’s Director of Clinic Operations, Julia Colmenares received an Award of Appreciation from the Peru Agribusiness Association (PAA) September 18, 2014. Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Theresa de Hart officiated the evening ceremonies.  The PAA recognize Peruvians for their talent, professionalism and dedication.  The 2014...
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, secretary for A Promise to...
Thank you of attending our fundraiser dinner at La Candela

Thank you of attending our fundraiser dinner at La Candela

Here are some photo highlights!
Fundraiser at La Parrilla Restaurant - a big success!

Fundraiser at La Parrilla Restaurant – a big success!

Many thanks to all who attended and participated in our fundraiser dinner at La Parrilla Restaurant. We appreciate your support!

Learn About Our Organization

Founded in 2011, in just four short years, A Promise to Peru has delivered much needed cataract surgery and medical care to almost 7,000 residents of remote Peruvian villages, many of them now with restored vision…some even enjoying normal eyesight for the first time ever.  Whether it is through a site restoring surgery or administering...
Two Upcoming Fundraiser Dinner Events!

Two Upcoming Fundraiser Dinner Events!

PAMS 2013 Report

PAMS 2013 Report

November 23, 2013 The Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. invited Dr and Mrs Victor Rozas to New York for a dinner meeting at the home of George and Debra Coritsidis. The Board wanted to personally meet the past president of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS). For the past two years...

A good read from the FNE Fall Newsletter

Four years ago, FNE traveled to Urubamba, Peru as guests of a medical mission still in the process of defining what its mission would be and how it would be accomplished. As observers, we explored the issues, supported the efforts, and most importantly; we listened. We listened to the medical professionals and students who invited...
Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Having parents of Peruvian descent gave me a special connection to the mission trip. As a child, I would travel frequently to Lima, the capital, where I have many relatives. Here I was exposed to the poverty and poor health conditions of the people, which fostered my interest in global health. The mission took us...