Life Expectancy: 73.0 years
GDP: US$4448 per capita
17.8% earn less than US$2 per day
Peru, South America
PER12 - Segadores - solar panels
Four missionaries have been sent by the mission group Segadores to the town of San Fausto in Peru to start church planting in the area. Macedonio Huamani and Gerardo Huyacallan, both Peruvian, and Marcus and Adina Dumitru, from Romania lead the work there. They want to put in a solar panel to assist with development in this area which is very remote.
History Of Partnership
Bright Hope World has been working with Segadores for a number of years. A number of their missionaries have been sponsored and some community development partnerships have been supported.
For four years Segadores has been involved with the vision and mission of planting autonomous churches in the interior of the jungle. They have been working with the Ashenika ethnic group in San Fausto Community recently. In the region of Ucayali there are about 100 associated communities under an organisation called ANAP. San Fausto is one of these communities that, like the others, had not been reached by the gospel, doesn’t have missionaries and there were no Christians or churches until recently.
Until now there have been few converts in San Fausto but they have programmes established for adults and children. The community has asked them to teach the Bible and other cultural courses in the state school as a support to the community. They had not anticipated this level of acceptance but they are teaching in the education centres.
The reality is that the native communities are in zones outside of the normal infrastructure services and there is no potable water, electricity supply, health services or other basic infrastructure.
The community of San Fausto, especially the children.
What We Like About The Partnership
Segadores is a great group of people who send good people and who have good systems in place for accountability. They have a clear vision and good strategies and leadership in place.
The key people are those mentioned above; Macedonio Huamani and Gerardo Huyacallan, both Peruvian, and Marcus and Adina Dumitru, from Romania.
Vision And Annual Strategy
The plan is for a one-off amount to fund the installation of solar panels. The solar panel will help to extract water from the ground, give power to the missionary house, use computers and teach a computer course in the education centre, and prepare dictation material for the biblical classes and cultural classes for the education centre. It would also be the means to power communication between San Fausto and Lima.