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Project Peru Receives Official O.N.G. Charity Status in Peru

Lima, Peru, April 20, 2001 – Project Perú, Inc., a non-profit aid organization focused on the welfare of Peruvian children, received acceptance of its application for O.N.G. status in Peru and is thus treated as a publicly supported organization.

The respected O.N.G. status – Peru’s version of the U.S. 501 (c) (3) – provides the recognition as a charity organization across Peru and allows Project Peru the necessary credentials to work more efficiently with corporate sponsors, individuals, municipalities and other O.N.G. groups and furthers its mission to provide for needy Peruvian children, their families and their communities.

Project Peru’s flagship project is the development of a park, playground and soccer field in a neighborhood known as Asentamiento Humano Portales de Puruchuco in the City Of Ate Vitarte, just outside of Lima. Working with the community and the local municipality, Project Peru is providing a positive place for children and their families, a place they can call their own. In addition, the organization also focuses on a number of other community improvement projects in the same area targeting schools, medical facilities and other community areas.

About Project Peru
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


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