In a desperate search for work, families came to this area from other parts of Peru, particularly the Andes. They typically work very hard as day laborers, but at the pay rate are unable to earn enough for decent homes. These families also cannot obtain normal credit opportunities because of their low incomes and lack of collateral. As a result, they live in structures made of reed panels. These houses are flimsy and lack privacy, with only about 10 percent of the dwellings in the area substantial enough to be considered permanent. We are helping move families from homes of woven sticks to homes of bricks. The area is susceptible to earthquakes, so the homes are built to be earthquake-resistant.
Each trip to Peru will be with a group of mission-minded volunteers - typically 8-20 total - who want to experience the world, meet new people, and make a difference. No skills required. Trips last 1-2 weeks and include sightseeing. Our country leader, Zenon Colque, loves to show off his country! Contact us to learn more!
701 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Americus, GA 31719, US
The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.
We at the Fuller Center for Housing believe that:
We are part of a God movement, and movements don't just stop.
We have been called to this housing ministry; we didn't just stumble into it.
We are unashamedly Christian, and enthusiastically ecumenical.
We aren't a church but we are a servant of the Church.
We are faith driven, knowing that after we've done all we can do the Lord will help finish the job--something that requires us to stretch beyond our rational reach.
We are a grassroots ministry, recognizing that the real work happens on the ground in communities around the world through our covenant partners, so a large, overseeing bureaucracy isn’t needed.
We try to follow the teachings of the Bible and believe that it says that we shouldn't charge interest of the poor, so we don't. Government has a role in our work in helping set the stage, but that we shouldn't look to it as a means to fund the building of home.