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.
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...
International Artist Donates her Talents to A Promise to Peru, Inc.

International Artist Donates her Talents to A Promise to Peru, Inc.

Julia Kokoshari is a professional multi-disciplinary artist. At an early age she expressed her talents through painting, music, writing and foreign languages. She has opened several exhibitions in Europe and also here in the U.S. Admirers appreciate her unique way of expressing an idea, concept and theme and how vivid...
Cataract Surgical/Medical Mission June 2016, Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru

Cataract Surgical/Medical Mission June 2016, Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru

Our June 2016 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was a great success!!  Over 400 medical patients and 924 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 51 eye surgeries and over 100 ultrasound...
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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The Global Health Faith Award

The Global Health Faith Award

The Global Health Faith Award is a $250 award sponsored by an anonymous donor to help offset travel costs for two non physician applicants. To be eligible, you are invited to write an essay of 500 words or less about how faith has influenced you in your life and how it may have contributed to...
Julia Colmenares CNA - honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

Julia Colmenares CNA – honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

On November 5, 2016 Julia Colmenares CNA was honored for her dedication to A  Promise to Peru by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce of Long Island at a dinner dance celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Julia has been a part of the surgical mission team for the past 5 years. Pictured with Julia are A...
A Promise to Peru, Inc. A top-rated nonprofit!

A Promise to Peru, Inc. A top-rated nonprofit!

Check Out Our Music Video!

Check out this amazing music video two of our medical students made of the wonderful, fabulous, and hardworking P2P team! We had the best time during our mission and we wanted to show off our silly sides and joy to everyone else!
Day 5: That's a wrap!

Day 5: That’s a wrap!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com Friday marked our last day of clinic and we definitely went out with a bang! Walking into clinic, patients were lined up in almost every empty space of the hospital, awaiting both eye and medical care. Although Friday’s clinic only ran until 2pm, we were...
Day 3 & Day 4: The journey continues!

Day 3 & Day 4: The journey continues!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com And there goes another two days! With each passing day, we continue to exceed our goals, as we saw about 500 patients in the eye clinic and over 250 in the medical clinic. Our surgical team has also been working tirelessly these past two...
The Surgical and Medical mission is underway.

The Surgical and Medical mission is underway.

The Surgical and Medical mission is underway. Both clinics are set up and has begun to see patients.  We were welcomed by Dr. Francisco Morales and introductory lecture about the state of healthcare in Peru.  
Day 1 & Day 2: And so it begins!

Day 1 & Day 2: And so it begins!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com “Wow, these first two days have just flown by! Monday began our five-day journey and this year has started off with extreme success! Day 1 began at 6:45am, with patients lined up waiting for both the eye clinic and medical clinic to open. Optometry/ophthalmology...
Day 0 in Peru!

Day 0 in Peru!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com We are excited to announce that we have safely arrived in Peru! Today (Sunday) was the group’s first trip to our clinic, which is located in a hospital in the town of Calca, Peru. We were warmly greeted by Dr. Morales, a Peruvian physician...
Packing day -  May 14th 2016

Packing day – May 14th 2016

Thank you to all of the participants who joined us in the past few weeks and especially today for the daunting task of packing over 50 suitcases of medical and surgical supplies. We are ready for take off next month!    
Fundraiser at la Candela

Fundraiser at la Candela

“Almost $7,000 raised!!! On Monday April 25, 2016 our long time participant and fundraising committee member Julia Colmenares along with a committee of dedicated participants, Ana Castaneda and Frances Ng, created a beautiful Peruvian event at la Candela restaurant in Hicksville. We were treated to a lavish Peruvian buffet, and fantastic Peruvian music. The evening...
OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION: June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru

OUR NEXT MISSION:  June 12-17, 2016 to the Sacred Valley, Peru Since the non-profit’s inception in 2011, the surgical and medical team has completed 5 Medical Missions & 4 Cataract Surgical Missions and we have accomplished: Approximately 330 sight restoring surgical procedures performed 7,400 medical exams on patients in remote villages, orphanages and schools 190...