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We believe that a single action can make a difference in a community

and that collective action can greatly impact our world.

Our Mission

Through advocacy, partnerships, and outreach activities, the Peruvian Outreach Project (POP) works to enhance the lives of children and young adults living in the San Martin Department of Peru.

Our Story

In 2018, Cristian Johnston returned to the Aldea Infantil Virgin del Pilar Orphanage --- his home before his adoption in 2000 --- to began a personal quest to enrich the lives of children at the orphanage. The Peruvian Outreach Project (POP) was soon launched and was supported and encouraged by the Orchard Park Friends' Meeting in Orchard Park, NY. Positive results from the work done by Cristian and others at the Aldea Orphanage led to the incorporation in 2020 of the Peruvian Outreach Project (POP) as a non-profit organization in New York State. Since 1918, POP has upgraded and enhanced Aldea Orphanage services in multiple ways.

In 2022, POP established the Hogar Hermilinda Home for Young Women, a residential and educational support home for young women. The Hogar Hermelinda supports six college-age women that require room, board, tuition and transportation to complete college degrees. 

Every person can take action to make a change for good. 

Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of

50 children living at Aldea Orphanage and advances our work to manage Hogar Hermelinda.


Thank you! ~ POP

POP has sponsored a Christmas party at Aldea since 2020, to the delight of the children living there.

We are a recognized 501(c) (3) non profit corporation. Donations to POP are tax deductible.

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