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.
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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 truly indigent and have advanced...
Art Showcase - Fundraiser

Art Showcase – Fundraiser

Sabores Restaurant & Bar – Friday May 18th, 2012 \ 6-10pm – 392 Woodward Ave. Ridgewood NY  - An Art Showcase Featuring the Works of: The Children of the Sacred Valley & Photographer, Susanne Rieth

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 contact us if you have...
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 contact us if you have...
The Tumi

The Tumi

An interesting read about the Tumi. “I was used to seeing the Tumi in all types of Peruvian handicrafts: wall ornaments, copper artefacts, wall hangings, carpets and jewellery. I knew the Tumi shape well, but It had never occurred to me to think that it was a knife, or what it was originally used for....
First fundraiser - a total success.

First fundraiser – a total success.

Many thanks to the students, faculty and friends who pitched in at our November 3rd Fundraiser. We almost sold out of all handcrafted Peruvian items!
A Clearer Vision

A Clearer Vision

This piece has been published in Teen Ink's monthly print magazine. By Vibhuti K., Solon, OH He probably had only four teeth left, all of which were exposed in a grin as wide as the Amazon. His sun-darkened skin was rough from the dry climate, his matted hair was streaked with age, and his eyes were alight...
Welcome!

Welcome!

The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University has established an annual mission to the Sacred Valley of Peru and Cuzco in an effort to provide the people in this area with health care and public health. The mission is four to six weeks in June and July and involves medical students, volunteer attendings, physicians,...