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Church donates to hospital, schools and shelters in Peru

The Church’s efforts benefit children and adults in Ucayali and Cusco

Medical equipment, school furniture and new kitchen supplies — several schools, a regional hospital and a shelter in the Ucayali department of Peru recently received these and other donations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On Sept. 17, Johel J. Valdivia, area Welfare specialist with the Church’s South America Northwest Area, and Elder Stanley Landon and Sister Debra Landon, humanitarian missionaries from Idaho Falls, Idaho, officially made the deliveries to regional and educational leaders in Pucallpa, the capital city of Ucayali.

They also visited some of the locations where the donations will help patients, students and the elderly in need, reported the Church’s Peru Newsroom.

A module classroom in the Ucayali region of Peru is pictured on Sept. 27, 2022. The Church delivered new supplies to seventeen schools in the region. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Students at a school in the Ucayali region of Peru take a picture during a visit with Church representatives who delivered donated supplies on Sept. 27, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Seventeen schools received new supplies including:

  • 839 folders 
  • 34 shelves
  • 34 blackboards
  • 34 tables and chairs for teachers 
  • 6 prefabricated module classrooms
  • kitchen utensils including pots, pans, frying pans, strainers, jugs, plates, cutlery, bread baskets, etc.
Sister Debra Landon and Elder Stanley Landon, humanitarian missionaries in the Church’s South America Northwest Area, show one of the newborn incubators donated to a hospital in Ucayali, Peru, on Sept. 27, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The hospital received new equipment including:

  • 10 neonatal cribs
  • 10 wheelchairs
  • 6 patient transport stretchers
  • 3 gynecological examination stretchers 
  • 2 infant/newborn incubators 
  • 2 delivery tables
  • 1 portable ultrasound machine

Cusco celebration

On Oct. 24, the Cusco Charity Society in Cusco, Peru, recognized the Church’s contributions and service to the Residential Shelter Centers. 

The Cusco Charity Society recognizes and thanks the Church for its help to residential shelters in Cusco, Peru, in a performance on Oct. 24, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The centers provide shelter to minors. Juan Guzmán Romaña, a member of the charity’s board of directors, stated: “We must always protect the child within us.”

The program included artistic performances and dances from the children and teachers, reported Peru Newsroom.

Cusco Peru Inti Raymi Stake President Carlos A. Moreyra Pachas attended the event along with representatives of other institutions that provide help to the shelters through donations or service activities.

Teachers and children who benefit from Residential Shelter Centers perform during an event with the Cusco Charity Society on Oct. 24, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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