El Milagro Area Program

Program Type

Community Development

Planned Life Cycle

2006 - 2022



Areas of Focus

Health | Child Protection and Participation

Program Timeline

Status: Closed


2300families took action in favor of child protection


2300sponsored children are having their wellbeing monitored through our activities


1337teens have joined sessions where they learned skills for life

The community of El Milagro has graduated

In 2022, the community transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Because of the dedication and partnership of sponsors like you, local people and organizations have been equipped to continue leading the community’s development – and that is something to celebrate!

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Program Details

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in El Milagro has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, they have graduated to self-sufficiency and World Vision has left the community to help another one. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The urban community of El Milagro takes its name from an area in Peru's northern region of La Libertad. Settlers in this community are largely migrant families who come from rural locations in search of a better life. It is dry and sandy; an almost desert-like place. Most of the neighbourhoods in El Milagro are not recognized by the government. They are squatter settlements', so they have little or no state services, such as water supplies or sewage treatment. The community has grown up next to the landfill site that collects garbage from the nearby state capital of Trujillo. Most families here earn their living by scavenging and recycling materials recovered from the landfill....
An image of children sitting on the ground in a classroom, writing in workbooks.


Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2020 and September 2021.