On the First Sunday of Advent a collection is taken throughout the Diocese of Leeds for the people of Peru.
Our grants allow young, practising Catholics to complete their University degrees. As trained catechists and youth leaders they go on to enrich their parishes in some of the poorest communities in the world.
SidaVida, associated with the Columban Fathers, supports those affected by HIV and AIDS. Many are refugees from Venezuela. Work protecting women from domestic violence is critical as abusive relationships can lead to infection and difficulty in seeking treatment.
Hanoprem is a welcoming home for adults with special needs, many of whom have been found starving and abandoned on the streets of Lima.
The people of Peru thank you for your generosity – it goes a long way: directly to the young people who are studying, and to those providing healthcare and loving support for people in need.