Tell me a bit about Peru?
Peru is bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile. It is a beautiful country famous for Machu Pichu, Paddington Bear, Pisco, and potatoes (did you know Peru has 3000+ different types of potatoes?). But the areas Many Hopes work on are less well reported. Rates of sexual abuse and violence towards women in the areas we work are very high: every day four girls between 11 and 14 years old become pregnant, often as a result of abuse. The government has not yet prioritized the tacking of sexual violence. But we have.