Hands on Peru, volunteers to help those most in need



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  • Alexis Tirpak
    Alexis Tirpak, Spring Break 2020

    I could not be more grateful to Hands On Peru for providing me with one of the most amazing and eye opening experiences of my entire life. It was so enlightening to both witness and provide healthcare in a completely new light. Additionally, the staff were extremely informative and enthusiastic…

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  • Liz Wiltsey
    Liz Wiltsey, Spring Break 2020

    This Spring Break some of my friends and I went to Peru to participate in activities with the Hands in Peru organization. We were able to receive classes from their organization during some evenings as well as participate in public health campaigns during the day in which we both educated…

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  • Armin Jamshidi
    Armin Jamshidi, December 2019

    Hands on Peru was one of the greatest, most well-informed, and the most eye-opening experiences I could have ever had. We worked with kids and families who don’t have access to a stable healthcare system. This trip was filled with so many “Ooo’s, and Aahh's” that you didn’t even notice…

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  • Montserrat Dorantes
    Montserrat Dorantes, Full Summer 2019

    As a person, I have always felt called to work with Latin-American communities and have loved immersing myself in different cultures and exploring the world. Aside from that, I have always had a passion for the medical field. Being in Peru for 11 weeks gave me an opportunity to learn…

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  • Sam Catalano
    Sam Catalano, SS1 2019

    Being a part of HOP was undoubtedly the most valuable experience I have had thus far as I move forward with my education and journey on the pre-med track. To be able to fully immerse myself in a culture and appreciate the healthcare system through the lens of public health…

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  • Jessica Godreau
    Jessica Godreau, DH Trip August 2019

    In August of 2019, I had the privilege of participating in the Dental Hygiene campaign with Hands on Peru. The process was very easy from start to finish. Kayce organized and planned every detail for months before we landed in Peru. Once we arrived in Peru, we were assigned to…

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  • Jenni Truong
    Jenni Truong, Spring Break 2019

    I had a wonderful experience as a volunteer for Hands on Peru! The staff members were extremely supportive, energetic, and compassionate. The community was brimming with liveliness and love and you can feel this once you step into CESAPU and interact with the people. The free-spirited kiddos brightened up my…

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  • Rebecca Parsons
    Rebecca Parsons,

    I loved the community! I enjoyed the fact that Trujillo wasn't difficult to navigate and it helped teach the volunteers independence! I developed relationships with the kids and parents who came into the clinic and I hope I had an impact on them as they did me. The staff were…

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  • Yareli Rodriguez
    Yareli Rodriguez ,

    I definetly miss every single one of the staff members and the young children that inpacted extremly in my life. They made this trip worth it. I love the campaings, i learned things i was not going to learn at the age of 18. I learned how important CESAPU is…

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  • Will Ohley
    Will Ohley,

    I had a phenomenal experience in Peru. The staff was incredibly friendly, thoughtful and engaging. They ensured I had the necessary resources and support for a constructive and wholesome experience. My favorite part was spending time with the kids in Cesapu. Their smiles and excitement were infectious and made me…

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  • Dr. Robin and Dr. Ming Keng Teoh
    Dr. Robin and Dr. Ming Keng Teoh,

    We had a wonderful and memorable week with the center's team and the local people, feeling welcomed, happy, valued and just so impressed with the work that these dedicated people are achieving. We strongly recommend that everyone supports CESAPU in every way they can! Many thanks to everyone there for…

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  • Diana López
    Diana López,

    My name is Diana López, and I am a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Biology, Hispanic Literature and Cultures and minoring in Neuroscience. I attended the first Hands on Peru Summer Session of 2017. I initially solely began working with the Hands to…

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  • Isaac McDaniel
    Isaac McDaniel, Summer 2017

    Working for Hands on Peru was one of the most amazing opportunities I have ever had in my life. You are completely submerged in the local culture and really get to live day to day with the people of Peru. They do such a great job with all the volunteers…

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  • Luisa Nilan
    Luisa Nilan, Harvard University

    The 11 weeks that I spent in Peru this summer for HOP were truly amazing! This experience provided everything I could have wanted in a trip. From making friends with all sorts of unique and wonderful people, to dancing and fun Peruvian parties, to getting to do many different rotations…

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  • Gaia Cicerchia
    Gaia Cicerchia,

    I could not have asked for a more rewarding experience! Through the Hands to Teach program I was able to oversee and teach four different elementary school classes. It was amazing to get to know all the kids, learn about their lives while also sharing my life and language with…

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