Thousands of people from all parts of Peru move to the capital city in the hope of a better life. Due to the massive immigration and uncontrolled settlement construction, a second city has emerged around Lima in recent decades.

Our partner organization IDEMNNA (Instituto de Desarrollo “Maria Elena Moyano”) works in the community Villa El Sol in Jicamarca. The living conditions are extremely precarious: There is no basic supply of water and electricity. Violence, alcohol, drugs and the land trade cause massive problems. Most families live in extreme poverty. IDEMNNA works here with women and their children. The aim is to improve family life, to support the women in their personal development and independence and to strengthen solidarity in the community.