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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.
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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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...
Testimonials from our Volunteers

Testimonials from our Volunteers

Every year after our mission group returns to the USA, to the comforts of our homes, we ask our participants to reflect on their experience.  Their individual stories and feelings about serving selflessly to those in need are truly heartwarming.  Click here and you will read first hand how gratifying the experience of volunteering on...

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 Patel are scheduled for this...
Mission - 2017

Mission – 2017

Our June 2017 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was another great success!!  Over 500 medical patients and 1,384 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 63 eye surgeries and over 60 ultrasound procedures were performed.  This was...
Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

June 16 Today we saw patients from 8am to 1pm in the medical clinic, completed post operative cataract checkups, and packed up the clinics by 5pm. Some of our members left for a night in Cusco, while others headed for macchu pichu. Everyone took time to enjoy the beautiful country of Peru through hiking in the mountains or...
Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

We woke up today to the sound of loud bangs, some of us thought alpacas were being prepared for food and others thought it was fireworks. The firework-minded people won, because Peru was celebrating the holiday of Corpus Christi. Because people had the day off, our clinics were swamped. I was working the medical clinic...
Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Today (June 14) was busier than the last two days, with at least two confirmed buses of patients coming at some point for the clinics. I worked in the eye clinic again, this time taking histories and translating Spanish or Quechua to English on the medical forms. Luckily I was joined by Mia and Andrea, two...
Blog Post #3 -  2017 Mission

Blog Post #3 – 2017 Mission

This post is a little more personal because after the first day our clinics become routine. Today I worked in the eye clinic performing visual acuity exams. We were stationed outside the optometry clinic in a small outdoor courtyard with two benches and 3 eye charts taped to the wall. Even though the courtyard was...
Blog post #2  2017 Mission

Blog post #2 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We slept in for the first and only time this week, after this we’re looking at early morning starts at 6:45am and earlier! After a breakfast of coffee, papaya juice, bread, pineapple and papaya some team members went to the local market for Peruvian popcorn, some took pictures with the llamas behind the hotel, and...