Peru is a country characterized by great geographic variability that results in strong climatic changes (floods, droughts, frosts, earthquakes), and unfortunately, is flagged by the phenomenon of El Nino. Since 2001, one of COOPI’s main goals is to work on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in order to ensure a sustainable and resilient development model in response to the challenges posed by Peru’s environmental vulnerability.

The high degree of seismic and tsunami risks in Lima’s metropolitan area is our reason for being at the forefront, together with the Civil Protection. COOPI also operates in rural areas: in the Andean zone where there is a high risk of droughts and frosts, and in the coastal area of North Peru, which is often affected by floods.

Each of our projects acts as a base of support for local governments and civil society. It is fundamental to know the territory and to forward this knowledge to the local stakeholders in order to improve decision processes. Online-accessible cartographic systems have been created and implemented in such a way as to render the population participants. Due to precarious hygienic conditions, we also undertake to ensure access to drinking water, environmental health and the spread of correct hygienic practices.

Since 2006, we have been carrying out distance support to ensure the right to education, food and health for children and adolescents.

* Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet.

The situation in Perù

The results of COOPI

Illiteracy rate
Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition
Rate of the population living below the poverty line

International staff
Local staff

News from the field


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