Those living in the
of Peru have just
a 4% chance of
- Only 6.8% of Peru's impoverished population was enrolled in tertiary schools.
- Nearly 22% of the country's poor over the age of 15 were considered illiterate.
- Most students were only completing 7.4 years of schooling.
More specifically, in the Piura province (where Chulucanas is located):
- Only 37% of students finish primary school.
- 27% finish secondary school.
- Just 4% receive a university degree.
Of the students enrolled in Victor’s Vision
- 100% are living on less than $2/day
- 1/3 are living in single-parent households
- On average, their parents have a 6th grade education
- 0 have family who have graduated from college
is ten years old and is in his second year of Victor’s Vision programming! He lives alone with his mom, because his father abandoned his family when Luis Fernando
was just a baby. Though he comes to visit his son from time to time, his father has never offered to support the family financially. Luis Fernando is a high energy, enthusiastic learner, and when he grows up, he hopes to be a computer technician!
joined the program in 2012 after seeing how much the program had helped her older brother, Olisar. At just eight years old, Porfirio loves to learn! Every day, her
Victor’s Vision teacher can count on Porfirio to come to class with a big smile on her face and lots of energy! When she grows up, Porfirio says she hopes to go to university so she can be a famous athlete!
Though her parents own a bread shop in Chulucanas, Betzabeth has decided she doesn’t want to go into the family business. When she grows up, Betza wants to help
people; she has decided to either become a nurse or a police officer. Her parents have no doubt that she’ll one day achieve these goals, as she has always been a very hard worker and does well in school. Though she excels in every subject, Betza’s favorite class is art. Betza loves to paint and sing!
is a 3rd grader at the Escuela Monteverde. As a second year Victor’s Vision student, Daniela’s teachers have noticed a lot of changes in her academic performance.
In addition to earning better grades in her classes, Daniela is now more eager to participate, confident in her work and motivated to succeed! When she grows up, Daniela hopes to be a doctor so she can help sick people in her community.