More than 13 million Peruvians live in poverty, and Peru has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in Latin America. In rural areas, nearly 40 percent of children under the age of five are malnourished.
Peru’s economy is among the most dynamic in South America, but economic success is concentrated along the wealthier coastal regions. The income of the wealthiest 10 percent of Peruvians is 40 times greater than that of the poorest 10 percent.
Sustainable, viable economic development is starting to turn things around for Peruvians, but there is more we can do.
The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative is an innovative partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation, the private sector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs to increase the scope, scale, impact, and sustainability of social and economic development efforts in areas where poverty is widespread.
Stand with President Bill Clinton for life-saving development in Peru that creates jobs, increases incomes, and strengthens factors that enable economic growth such as health and education.