Forty-three new Peace Corps Volunteers took their oaths of office June 7, 2018 at a ceremony held at the Peace Corps Training Center in Chaclacayo, Peru. They will go to rural and suburban areas of the regions of Áncash, Amazonas, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Junín, and Pasco, increasing the number of Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Peru to 165.
During the swearing-in ceremony for the new Peace Corps Volunteers, Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Wells highlighted “the high and noble ideals that animate them, offering their work, their intelligence, and their creativity and promoting development and social inclusion in a country that receives them with open arms “.
From this new group, 20 volunteers will serve in the Community Economic Development Program, promoting new sources of employment and income through small businesses. The remaining 23 Peace Corps volunteers in Peru will serve in the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene projects jointly with their community partners, and train local leaders and their members in aspects of maintenance of water and sanitation systems.