Our Promise

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.
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Bike With Us -  2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Bike With Us – 2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

A Promise to Peru registered a team for the 2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. We would love for you to register for the event and join our team as a fundraiser event! You can ask Friends and Family to donate to our GoFundMe page. Registration is filling fast so register as soon as you...
MISSION SCHEDULE 2019

MISSION SCHEDULE 2019

A Promise to Peru, Inc. is excited to plan another year of mission trips and we would love to have you join us once again! MISSION SCHEDULE 2019 Eye Care Mission to Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota working with the nonprofit organization Artist for World Peace June 1-9 Volunteers needed: Ophthalmolgists Optometrists Certified Ophthalmic Technicians Eye Care and...

Many Hands Make Sight Work

Written by Darren Triller Through the miracle of social media and the caring and collaboration of at least 4 global non-profits (including A Promise to Peru) and a medical device company, a teenaged boy in Nicaragua was able to undergo sight-saving surgery last month to address congenital glaucoma in his remaining eye. The case was initially...

Give a meaningful gift this holiday season!

A Promise to Peru has over 100 ways you can gift family and friends with something that takes up no space, has no calories and never gets returned! Purchase any gift from the list by clicking on the link below. In the notes field, write which gift you’re purchasing. Print out the below card  (or download it...
Thank You jetBlue!

Thank You jetBlue!

Last month, for our surgical eye mission to Ecuador, jetBlue graciously flew 700 pounds of surgical supplies for us, free of charge. Thanks to their support, our organization saved over $1,000 in luggage fees. Thank you jetBlue! JetBlue’s mission is to inspire humanity – both in the air and on the ground. We are committed to giving back in...
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!  
Third Mission of 2018:  CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Third Mission of 2018: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Barbara and Brian Shore funded the operating costs of the eye surgical mission, in memory of Barbara’s mother, Marjorie T Sablow. Through their generosity they enabled us to perform sight-restoring surgeries and truly make a difference in the lives of so many people. Our team transported eye surgical supplies worth more than $160,000 as the result...
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...