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PROJECT PERÚ BOLSTERS ATE INITIATIVES WITH MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Delivery Also Includes Assessment of Community’s Developing Needs

(LIMA, PERÚ)--MAY 26, 2004--Project Perú, Inc., a non-profit aid organization focused on the welfare of Peruvian children, furthered its commitment to the Lima-area community of Ate Vitarte with the delivery of medical supplies and a new assessment of the community’s needs. The supplies delivered to the Project Perú -funded clinic will help address the growing community’s need for basic preventative healthcare.

Project Perú’s delivery to the Ministerio de Salud Clinic in Puruchuco included necessities such as acetaminophen tablets, vitamins and fluoride drops. With these supplies, the clinic’s staff can encourage residents to practice the sort of preventive medicine that keeps simple illnesses from becoming life-threatening.

“Project Perú responds to the requests of the Ministerio de Salud Clinic and the community of Puruchuco with assistance that fosters self-sufficiency,” Stephen Drake, Project Perú co-founder and chairman, said. “If the community members practice preventative medicine now, they will be able to focus their energies on creating opportunities for their families rather than tending to advanced and untreated illnesses in the future.”

In 2000, Project Perú began its relationship with the city of Ate with the construction of a community park and soccer field. Since then Project Perú has collaborated with community members to build a kindergarten, and build the Ministerio de Salud Clinic.

Project Perú relies on the generosity of its members to sustain its commitment to the city of Ate and the children of Perú. Throughout the year, Project Perú members can become involved in ensuring the welfare of communities in Perú by donating during the organization’s fund drive or at the many Project Perú events.

In October, Project Perú will kick off its annual fund drive with a Perúvian Festival featuring live Incan music, dancing and Perúvian food and drink. Further details will be available to Project Perú members in the coming months.

ABOUT PROJECT PERU, INC.

Project Perú, Inc. is a development charity focused on empowering Perúvian children through health care and education programs. The organization does so by implementing projects designed to fortify the family and community-based systems on which children’s wellness and education depend. Since 1999, Project Perú has engaged in several community development projects including the construction of a park, the building of a clinic and restoration of a school in the Lima, Perú area. The organization partners with several corporate and non-profit organizations, but is free of any governmental or religious interests as a 501(c)(3) charity organization in the United States and a designated O.N.G. charity in Perú.

Project Perú is based in Natick, Massachusetts and has offices in Washington, DC and Lima, Perú.

For further information please contact:
Stephen Drake
(508) 333-3300
sdrake@projectperu.org

 

 



 

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