The present developmental focus is Manchay, Peru. This community, having been known as The Valley of Death is located on the outskirts of Lima, consists of approximately 190,000 people; 40% live in poverty, 11% in extreme poverty. It never rains in Manchay. The needs are very pressing. The Governor of the region has stated there are 50,000 young people without education and without hope and with no programs to help them. Community for Life plans developmental and operational strategies, based on four foundational principles, in collaboration with Key Advisors from both South and North America. Utilizing in country experience and knowledge to create transformation and self-sustainability is consistent with our philosophy.
Communities for Life provides a soccer program for the Manchay youth. The ongoing program involves regular soccer games as well as visits from Canadian university soccer players.
The gardening program equips members of the community to build flourishing gardens in a difficult landscape. These individuals are then not only able to feed their families, but in some cases, are able to build a small business, resource others in the community.
Value & Ethics
Along with practical help, Community For Life’s goal is to incorporate value and ethics to enable better living for each individual.
You Can Help
Experience Manchay. There are several trips a year where we are looking for people to join us to see what they can do to help. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.
Donate. Your donation will bring life and resources to the people of Manchay. Help us bring hope to a community.