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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International Artist Donates her Talents to A Promise to Peru, Inc.

International Artist Donates her Talents to A Promise to Peru, Inc.

Julia Kokoshari is a professional multi-disciplinary artist. At an early age she expressed her talents through painting, music, writing and foreign languages. She has opened several exhibitions in Europe and also here in the U.S. Admirers appreciate her unique way of expressing an idea, concept and theme and how vivid and graded color effects bring...
Cataract Surgical/Medical Mission June 2016, Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru

Cataract Surgical/Medical Mission June 2016, Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru

Our June 2016 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was a great success!!  Over 400 medical patients and 924 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 51 eye surgeries and over 100 ultrasound procedures were performed.  This was...
Day 3 & Day 4: The journey continues!

Day 3 & Day 4: The journey continues!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com And there goes another two days! With each passing day, we continue to exceed our goals, as we saw about 500 patients in the eye clinic and over 250 in the medical clinic. Our surgical team has also been working tirelessly these past two...
Day 1 & Day 2: And so it begins!

Day 1 & Day 2: And so it begins!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com “Wow, these first two days have just flown by! Monday began our five-day journey and this year has started off with extreme success! Day 1 began at 6:45am, with patients lined up waiting for both the eye clinic and medical clinic to open. Optometry/ophthalmology...
Day 0 in Peru!

Day 0 in Peru!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com We are excited to announce that we have safely arrived in Peru! Today (Sunday) was the group’s first trip to our clinic, which is located in a hospital in the town of Calca, Peru. We were warmly greeted by Dr. Morales, a Peruvian physician...
Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

PRESS via NJ.com: Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador Dr. Michael Farbowitz, eye surgeon and medical director of Short Hills Ophthalmology, will be travelling to Guayaquil, Ecuador this June as a participant in a cataract surgical and medical mission to treat the impoverished residents in that location. The mission, organized...
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...
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...