PERU

THE NEED

15% - 46%

poverty rate depending on the area, with those in extreme poverty
living on less than $1.25 USD a day. 

Many children in rural areas

stop attending after elementary school due to few available schools and
end up working in order to help support their families.

Nearly 50%

the drop out rate nationally after elementary school.

Drug trafficking

is a current and growing problem, totaling $22 billion and 17% of GDP (2015).

THE IMPACT

Edify began a pilot program in 2014.

We have impacted 138,306 students with a Christ-centered education. 

Training

School Leaders: 1,448  |  Teachers: 1,013

Loans

79 loans disbursed to 62 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $340,675

305

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact of March 31, 2017

EDIFY TEAM IN PERU

Bettina Gomez Garcia, Peru 
Program Director

Bettina has more than 25 years of experience as an investment advisor completing more than 750 feasibility studies for 120 companies.
She was a professor at the Universidad del Pacifico and also served as the Director of the Executive Education Program of Universidad del Pacifico.

She was the Corporate Learning Manager for Belcorp where she provided strategic oversight for the training. She currently serves as a teacher in the Biblical Seminar of Camino de Vida Church.

Bettina has also worked with International NGOs such as Swiss Contact, United States International Development –USAID, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank – IDB. She has experience working with government institutions with direct experience at the Peruvian Congress and Superior Court of Justice.

Joel CuadraChristian Transformation and Training Officer

Joel graduated with a degree in marketing from the IPAE Business School in Peru. He has more than 6 years of work experience in marketing, administration and communications in both the private and nonprofit sectors such as Operation Blessing International in Peru. He is working on a secondary degree in business administration at San Ignacio de Loyola University. He is skilled at negotiation, coordination, and implementing marketing plans. He has ample fieldwork experience in Lima and other parts of Peru.