The Peru Mission is a Registered Charity No. 1145812
river communities. The ladies who make the nets receive a small wage with which they educate their children and meet household costs. This empowers them to take an equal role in the life of their family, contributing to the family budget.
Often in poor families, everyone sleeps in one bed, which, whilst obviously not ideal, means that we can protect a whole family with one mosquito net.
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Malaria is a major threat to people living in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Since 2000 we have formed a group of ladies and young girls who make mosquito nets in afternoon sewing classes where they also experience friendship and fun. Up to 5,000 nets are distributed annually to the poorest families.
Pictured here are Padre Agustin Arevalo (Peruvian) and Sister Laura Toso (Benin) who distribute mosquito nets to the poorest families in the barrios of Iquitos and to