Centro Esperanza is a non-governmental organization founded in 1997 by Christian lay communities in Chiclayo, Peru. Motivated by faith and a preferential option for the poor, the centre provides training in leadership for children, youth, women, educators and community leaders. Their work is based in urban and rural communities throughout Lambayeque.

Focus areas are:

  • human rights and democracy;
  • gender equity;
  • interculturality; and
  • the environment

Centro Esperanza develops its programs alongside their participants. By advocating with them, they work to improve public policy in these areas.

Projects Supported by Heart-Links