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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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...
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...
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...
Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Summary: On behalf of the Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. we wanted to thank each and every one of our participants for your generous donation of time, expertise, personal expense and for your passion of assisting those less fortunate in receiving quality medical and surgical care in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This year, for the...
Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

PRESS via NJ.com: Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador Dr. Michael Farbowitz, eye surgeon and medical director of Short Hills Ophthalmology, will be travelling to Guayaquil, Ecuador this June as a participant in a cataract surgical and medical mission to treat the impoverished residents in that location. The mission, organized...
The Times Beacon Record  helps spread the word about our mission

The Times Beacon Record helps spread the word about our mission

Source: northshoreoflongisland.com From June 28 to July 5, Drs. Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in A Promise to Peru Inc., a cataract surgical and medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Oats will be doing cataract surgery with Dr. Mike Sable, secretary for A Promise to...

Cataract Surgical patient expresses his gratitude to Dr Sable and the surgical team, Urubamba Hospital, July 2013

Dr Sable operated on his first eye last year and he had his second one done this past summer.  Take a look! A Promise to Peru – Patient Account – Continued from A Promise to Peru on Vimeo. A Promise to Peru – Patient Acount from A Promise to Peru on Vimeo.
Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission