Profile: Trujillo, Peru
February 06, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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Profile: Trujillo, Peru
Ministry: Asociación San Lucas - Trujillo
Location: Trujillo, Peru
Director: Dr. Felix Aldave and Bertha Becerra Aldave
Established: 1998, legal status in 2000
Employees: Three full time, five part time.
Q&A with the Directors
Q: What are the important components to your ministry?
A: The most important component is working with children. We also work with the parents of the children, people in need and the sick.
Q: What factors led you into a career in ministry work?
A: The call of God to work in this population group and the state of vulnerability in which they live.
Q: Describe some parts of the culture in the region where you operate your ministry?
A: The activities of the Asociación San Lucas - Trujillo happen in the Alto Trujillo Village Center, El Porvenir District. We have two locations – one located in Barrio III, Mz.T, Lot 1A, and the other in Barrio VI A, Mz . E2 Lot1. Alto Trujillo was created in September 2002, and is divided into Barrios and has a permanent population of 70,000 people.
The main economic activity is the manual shoe making. The workers are in conditions of underemployment without Social Security or any rights that favor them. Most families are dysfunctional, so mothers have to go out to work. This causes neglect and abandonment of the child population. There are high dropout rates and learning problems. This is currently considered among the most dangerous locations for high crime.
Q: How are you able to witness about Christ in your ministry?
A: We can be witnesses of Christ in each one of our activities when we realize we manifest the love of God.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working in your position?
A: Teaching the children the Word of God, and in this process of teaching, being attentive to know the needs they are going through and to be able to help them.
Q: What is your vision for the future of your ministry?
A: We are initiating the psychological care that is not currently available in Alto Trujillo. We hope income will be generated to continue supporting the teaching program of our children. We continue teaching from the program "Fun Immunology to Save Lives." We hope in this year, 2017, we will start the development of puzzles and to be able to commercialize them.