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A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
Cataract Surgical Mission to Riobamba, Ecuador September 22-30, 2018

Cataract Surgical Mission to Riobamba, Ecuador September 22-30, 2018

Our third and last mission for 2018 will be a cataract surgical mission to Riobamba, Ecuador.  Over 60% of the indigenous population in Chimborazo Province live in extreme poverty.  Over 240,000 people in Ecuador suffer from blindness. More than half of them could have their vision restored through cataract surgery. There are...
Medical mission - 2018

Medical mission – 2018

Our medical mission in Peru began Monday the 25th. Our team has six medical students from stony brook university, three medical students from UConn and a nursing student from Pace Univeristy. The physicians on the trip include a pediatrician, oncologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist, critical care physicians and a doctor of pharmacy....
First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 - 9, 2018

First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

A Promise to Peru is excited to share with our supporters the details of our first mission held within the United States.   After many years of attempting to establish a relationship with Native American communities in the USA, we were able to join forces with several other non-profit organizations to serve the...
Second Mission: Medical Mission to Sacred Valley, Peru June 23-30, 2018

Second Mission: Medical Mission to Sacred Valley, Peru June 23-30, 2018

It has been a very busy month for A Promise to Peru, Inc.  After returning from our eye mission at the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota on June 9th, our team left for the Sacred Valley in Peru on June 23rd.  Our team leaders – George Coritsidis, MD, Medical Director...
A Gift That Counts

A Gift That Counts

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is a nonprofit tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please help our cause, either by donating online via paypal or make checks payable to A Promise to Peru, Inc. Thank You! Donate Today! A Promise to Peru, Inc.’s goal...
Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser - 2018

Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser – 2018

March 31, over 160 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious food, drink and Latin and Greek music as we raised over $12,000 for our three missions this year. The Soundview in Bayville was alive and joyous with dancing and generous giving – from our 25 one of a kind baskets to...
2018 MISSION SCHEDULE

2018 MISSION SCHEDULE

We are excited to expand our outreach and we are relying on our volunteers for your continued support and enthusiasm! 1. A Native American Reservation, South Dakota,  an eye screening mission, June 2-9, 2018. Mission will provide eyeglasses and comprehensive eye exams by optometrists and ophthalmologists Ophthalmologists, Dr Bill Epstein and Dr Pranav...
A Tribute to Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H

A Tribute to Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is saddened to announce the untimely passing of our Co-Founder and Vice President, John Shanley, M.D., M.P.H. on February 22, 2016.  The members of the board of directors and all of the mission participants who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr....
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2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits

2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits

Our community has selected our organization as one of the 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits using GreatNonprofits - an award based on outstanding online Reviews.  A Promise to Peru, Inc. has earned a spot on the 2018 Top Rated List! Thank you for your continue support!  
Day 6 - Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Day 6 – Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4  This is a hard post to write because today is our last day at the clinic in Riobamba. Over the span of this week, our team completed over 600 appointments at the ophthalmologic office, performed cataract removals and other sight restoring surgeries for approximately 85 patients (ranging from 3 years old...

Day 5 – Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Hey everyone! Today, we helped remove cataracts for 21 more patients and distribute 150 eye glasses in an abandoned school thirty minutes outside of Riobamba! I met two interesting young cousins in their early 40s, Jose and Carlos, who have retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic condition that results in progressive loss...
Day 4 - Riobamba

Day 4 – Riobamba

When you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life. This sentiment rings true for us during this mission. While the days can be more than 12 hours long and we are running on just a few hours of sleep, we feel very much invigorated and enormously satisfied at...
Day 3 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Day 3 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Hey there! Another day of the mission successfully completed! I decided to share just one of the highlights of my day with you all tonight in an effort to catch up on some sleep. I hope you enjoy some photos in the meantime!  This afternoon, our team had a very special case. A nervous and quiet 16-year-old girl, Maria, came...
Day 2 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Day 2 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 My eyes popped open with an inexpressible excitement before my alarm could go off this morning. My phone read 6:10am. Outside our window, the mountain town of Riobamba was just slowly waking up. It was difficult to fall asleep last night, thinking about what was in store for us this coming week. With the...
Day 1 - Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador!

Day 1 – Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador!

  Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador! After more than 24 hours of traveling, our 2018 cataract surgical mission team has finally arrived in Riobamba, a city known locally as the “Sultan of the Andes”. Situated at 2758m above sea level, Riobamba rests in a valley surrounded by...

You’re Invited: Annual Open Board Meeting

Please join us for our annual open board meeting. All past participants welcomed to attend. November 14, 2018  Wednesday at 6:30pm Copperhill Restaurant 234 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596 Please RSVP by November 1st. Email us here to let us know if you can attend. Our mission reunion will be held after the meeting in the Taproom...
Medical Mission in Peru - 2018

Medical Mission in Peru – 2018

Our medical mission in Peru began Monday the 25th. Our team has six medical students from stony brook university, three medical students from UConn and a nursing student from Pace Univeristy. The physicians on the trip include a pediatrician, oncologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist, critical care physicians and a doctor of pharmacy. Our first day began in...
First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

First Mission of 2018: Eye Care Mission Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota June 2 – 9, 2018

A Promise to Peru is excited to share with our supporters the details of our first mission held within the United States.   After many years of attempting to establish a relationship with Native American communities in the USA, we were able to join forces with several other non-profit organizations to serve the Native American community of Rosebud...
Gearing Up For Our Big Fundraiser Event!

Gearing Up For Our Big Fundraiser Event!

The committee for our Annual Fundraiser Dinner Dance  met at Iris Canepa’s house Saturday to assemble the raffle baskets for our event! Thank you to Iris Canepa, Julia Colmenares, Ana Castaneda, Leonor Gonzalez, Zoila Poire, Frances Ng, Cathy Roberts and Isabel for donating your time and creating these beautiful gifts!    
Lea Andreadis selects A Promise to Peru as her favorite non-profit!

Lea Andreadis selects A Promise to Peru as her favorite non-profit!

High School student, Lea Andreadis selects A Promise to Peru as her favorite non-profit organization and shares her thoughts… Written by: Evangelea Andreadis In my A.P. World History class at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, NY, my teacher, Michelle Da-Silva assigned us a project to act as a representative for a non-profit or non-governmental organization...