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


1,087people benefited from the provision of in-kind food assistance


699children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities


65youth participated in life skills training through World Vision programs

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 the most up-to-date results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2022 and September 2023, and any previous fiscal years available. Previously reported data may not match the current presentation as we continuously receive and refine data from our programs. If you have any questions, kindly reach out to us.