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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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...
A Promise to Peru, Inc. A top-rated nonprofit!

A Promise to Peru, Inc. A top-rated nonprofit!

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...
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.
Press: Stony Brook Medicine Today

Press: Stony Brook Medicine Today

PRESS: Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need Patients eagerly await their eye patches to be removed to see what their newfound vision will be like. Three Stony Brook University School of Medicine alums are part of a nonprofit organization called A Promise to Peru, Inc. that is set to travel to...
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...
Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need

Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need

Press: Stony Brook Medicine today  Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need Patients eagerly await their eye patches to be removed to see what their newfound vision will be like. Three Stony Brook University School of Medicine alums are part of a nonprofit organization called A Promise to Peru, Inc. that is...
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...
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...