Peru's Challenge receives the majority of its funding via the volunteer program. Volunteers pay a program fee which is broken down in the following way:
Note: Pie chart shows average budget breakdown over last 12 months.
Specific projects are occasionally funded by a private group eg. a school group, university, Scouts, sports or church group.
Peru's Challenge designs a specific itinerary for the group which incoporates a travel and volunteer component. Group visits have ranges from two days to one month.
The group generally fundraises to cover the cost of the specific project they have chosen to complete during their time volunteering.
Grant and corporate funding
A small number of specific projects are funded by Grant and Corporate Foundations.
Peru's Challenge applies every year to a number of Grant Foundations to support specific projects. Sometimes we get lucky!
We also ask volunteers to talk with their employers back home to see if they can support our project either via their Foundation or by setting up an optional salary sacrifice system whereby staff can opt to donate $5 per month of their salary to go into the Peru's Challenge Fund.
If your employer, school, etc. has a foundation or could fundraise, please get in contact with us.
Individual donors and sponsors
Volunteers often fundraise additional funds to go towards a specific project of their choice.
Volunteers, along with their family and friends, also continue to support Peru's Challenge long after their time volunteering via our sponsorship program Project for Life that focuses on the community in the areas of Emergency health, hygiene and nutrition; House building and renovation; and the creation of small businesses and support for futher education of teenagers and adults.