Flora Tristán is a community of people who took the bold step of migrating to Arequipa in search of a better life. While this has improved prospects for some, the community continues to suffer from a lack of basic services such as sewage systems, paved roads and safe drinking water.
Most of the mothers in the community did not progress beyond primary education, and more than half remain unemployed. 100% of families we serve are either poor or very poor according to the official Peruvian poverty ranking.
With Peru currently bottom in the OECD’s country rankings for maths, reading and science, many children in the community don’t have access to adequate education. To help empower parents and ensure their children at least receive secondary education, HOOP is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through enhancing education of people from all ages in Flora Tristan. Find out more about our projects.