Peru

Teeem work in Choquemarca

TEEEM is partnering with The Denan Project and Bergenfield High School to provide needed support to the people living in the Andean district of Limatambo, located about two-hour’s drive from the regional capital of Cusco.

Life and Death At a Glance in Peru

BIRTH

A baby in Peru is about 2 times more at risk of dying in childbirth than in the USA.

LIFE

A worker in the USA lives on a salary that on average is about 10 times greater than that of a worker in Peru.

DEATH

A person in the USA typically dies about 5 years later than a person in Peru.

Country

POPULATION

PER CAPITA INCOME

LIFE EXPECTANCY
(In Years)

INFANT MORTALITY RATE
(Live Births)

TOP 5 CAUSES OF DEATH

Peru

32,170,000

$6,031

76 / 71

12 / 1000

Lower respiratory infect
Ischemic heart disease
Alzheimer's disease
Stroke
Cirrhosis

USA

324,460,000

$56,053

81 / 76

6 / 1000

Heart Disease
Cancer
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
Accidents
Stroke

Community member spending time with TEEEM staff

TEEEM Accomplishments

COMMUNITY DRIVEN

Partnering with the local government of Limatambo to bring opportunities to Andean communities.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Creating a brick-making company that will provide sustainable livelihood to a community of several hundred as well as provide bricks to neighboring villages so that their neighbors can move from mud houses to sturdier brick houses. Providing jobs, saving a town from extinction and improving the quality of life to neighboring villages is a win-win-win.

EDUCATION

Bringing educational opportunities to Bergenfield High School to teach them about Peru and the needs of communities worldwide.