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The founding office of ACORN International, ACORN Peru was born in 2004 in Lima. After 4 years, ACORN Peru now has over 3,000 members actively campaigning for equality and human rights.

Our major successes include:

A campaign against privatization of Peru's national water system in partnership with the Peruvian Water Worker's Union (FENTAP) which helped keep the water systems public in a dozen states in the country.

In keeping with our commitment to ensure water access to the poor, ACORN Peru has also worked to bring potable water to the 1-million strong squatters settlement of San Juan de Lurigancho. By negotiating with housing authorities, as well as with the public water company SEDAPAL, we were able to guarantee water access to a section of the population. SEDAPAL has agreed to install stand pipes at appropriate locations, reduce the price of installation and per-family charges, and significantly expand the coverage.

Access to water is directly linked to housing. In this regard, we have worked in collaboration with COPOFRI, a subdivision of Peru's housing authority. The work with COPOFRI has included educating people of the possibility of gaining formal ownership of their houses. Formal ownership is a key step for household water connections. Water connections have traditionally been denied to people who do not own homes, and also who are hesitant to pay for sewage and pipes because their housing situation is unstable.

Through our collaboration with COPOFRI, ACORN Peru has been helping its members with the complicated administrative process of attaining legal housing tenure. ACORN Peru has also addressed issues of housing through its campaign for fair taxes. Corruption within Peru's Tax Administration Services caused seizure of several low-income families' homes. Due to the pressure from ACORN Peru members the Tax Administration Services have created more equitable payment plans and prevented further home seizures.

Finally, ACORN Peru members are campaigning for an independent government for the district of San Juan de Luringacho, a megaslum of 1 million low-income people living on the outskirts of Lima. If San Juan de Lurigancho becomes its own district, all of the tax money that residents contribute will be reinvested in their community, rather than going straight to Lima, and they will be given more control over the way the money is spent. ACORN Peru is campaigning for the full provincialization of SJL and working hard to inform residents about the new rights they will have should the law pass.

In the future, ACORN Peru will continue mobilize communities in Lima and San Juan de Lurigancho to fight for basic needs like housing, clean water and sanitation. ACORN Peru will also continue its work for access to health care, social justice, and security.

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Informe Noviembre 2016

Por el presente hago llegar el informe de actividades

Realizados durante el mes de Noviembre 2016.

 

ACORN PERÚ, considerando el apoyo por las

Causa justa del pueblo; continuamos en la Campaña en Contra del

TPP y el TISA y no privatización del Agua,

Por los Derechos de las personas y el desarrollo de sus Pueblos.

 

Continúamos contribuyendo con nuestra participación en la educación

Y por Valores en colegios con los más pequeños.

Preparándonos para compartir fuera de Lima con los niños de nuestros Andes del

Perú.

 

En esta oportunidad estuvimos con miembros de FETRAMUNP

En la Movilización en Lima el 24 de Noviembre del 2016, que movilizó

A muchas personas de los diferentes departamentos del país, en respaldo a los Alcaldes y

Regidores solicitando el aumento de Presupuesto Del FONCOMUN.Presupuesto que fue programado en mayo del presente

Año de 1468 millones de soles y gracias a esta movilización se ha conseguido que sea de 1609 millones de soles.

Este 29 de Noviembre del 2016 el Ministro de Economía y Finanzas (MEF).

Preciso que se asignarán:

318 millones para Infraestructura Social y Productiva.

563 millones de soles para Proyectos de Saneamiento y Urbanismo,

412 millones de soles en el marco de incentivos de la Gestión municipal

316 millones de soles por concepto de otras transferencias.

POR LO QUE SIEMPRE DIREMOS Y RECORDAREMOS SIN LUCHAS, NO HAY

VICTORIAS”

“EL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMÁS SERÁ VENCIDO”


Please click for report on the work of ACORN Peru.

Scenes of Chincha & ACORN Chincha Members

Wine is made in Chincha.

Motor rickshaws in Chincha.

Orfa Camacho, ACORN Peru, debates selling Pisco to achieve sustainability.

Pictures of the unfinished community center paid for by the Venezuela.

more unfinished work

President of the Chincha ACORN Group

Pointing to the unfinished work of the community center.

Committee members with Wade.

Committee members

Group gets donations of books.

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