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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Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Today (June 14) was busier than the last two days, with at least two confirmed buses of patients coming at some point for the clinics. I worked in the eye clinic again, this time taking histories and translating Spanish or Quechua to English on the medical forms. Luckily I was joined by Mia and Andrea, two...
Blog Post #3 -  2017 Mission

Blog Post #3 – 2017 Mission

This post is a little more personal because after the first day our clinics become routine. Today I worked in the eye clinic performing visual acuity exams. We were stationed outside the optometry clinic in a small outdoor courtyard with two benches and 3 eye charts taped to the wall. Even though the courtyard was...
Blog post #2  2017 Mission

Blog post #2 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We slept in for the first and only time this week, after this we’re looking at early morning starts at 6:45am and earlier! After a breakfast of coffee, papaya juice, bread, pineapple and papaya some team members went to the local market for Peruvian popcorn, some took pictures with the llamas behind the hotel, and...
Blog Post #1 2017 Mission

Blog Post #1 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We traveled from JFK airport in New York all the way to Calca, Peru with a layover in Lima! Our journey began at 7:30pm(EST) on June 9 and we arrived in Calca at 3pm(CST), making a total travel time of 19.5 hours. Our dedicated team came mostly from New York, but also from as diverse places...
Campana Gratuita Oftalmologica

Campana Gratuita Oftalmologica

Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

A big thank you to all who supported us to make the Fundraiser Dinner Dance a success!! Natalie DiGioia, M.D., George Coritsidis, M.D., Caty Roberts, Debra Messina, M.D., Michael Sable, M.D. and Jim Rienzo   Dr. Natalie DiGioia with the two medical student leaders, Jared Su and Pallavi Tatapudy. Dr. Messina with Ambassador Maria Teresa...
Fundraiser Dinner Dance - photos!

Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

A big thank you to all who supported us to make the Fundraiser Dinner Dance a success!! Natalie DiGioia, M.D., George Coritsidis, M.D., Caty Roberts, Debra Messina, M.D., Michael Sable, M.D. and Jim Rienzo   Dr. Natalie DiGioia with the two medical student leaders, Jared Su and Pallavi Tatapudy. Dr. Messina with Ambassador Maria Teresa...
Relief for Peru Disaster fundraising Event

Relief for Peru Disaster fundraising Event

The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce announces Relief for Peru Disaster fundraising Event Go Fund Me – Today for el Peru – MONETARY DONATIONS HERE   The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce works with Volunteers. Mr. Gustavo Reyes, Director will go personally with a commission to Peru to deliver the collected funds. PACCLI has participated...
Potable Peru - Clean Water Initiative for the Children of Peru

Potable Peru – Clean Water Initiative for the Children of Peru

Allow me to introduce myself…… I am Nicholas Coritsidis. I am motived by photography and I enjoy challenging myself and helping others. These are a few of the traits that have led me to creating a campaign called Potable Peru. It is designed to raise adequate funds to purchase family style water filtration devices manufactured...
Check out our Video Montage

Check out our Video Montage

 
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 is to maintain the highest...
Julia Colmenares CNA - honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

Julia Colmenares CNA – honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

On November 5, 2016 Julia Colmenares CNA was honored for her dedication to A  Promise to Peru by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce of Long Island at a dinner dance celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Julia has been a part of the surgical mission team for the past 5 years. Pictured with Julia are A...