Andino Kids’ mission is to promote sustainable development in the Andes in Peru through education and empowerment of children and women.
We believe that every human being should have access to basic hygiene, a roof over their head, adequate nutrition and education. We are dedicated to working with children and women in Peru, the Andes and Latin America to help them rise above poverty and become self-sufficient.

Peru belongs to one of the poorest countries in the world. The poorest of the poor in Peru are in the Andean highlands, where a large majority of the indigenous Quechua and Aymara communities live below the poverty line.

Women are the worst affected. Most rural women are poor or extremely poor, even as they play a central role in the subsistence economy. Women work in agriculture, tend livestock and engage in income-generating activities, representing as much as 80 percent of a family's labor force. Through these productive activities – along with traditional household tasks and child care – women make it possible for their husbands to migrate in search of temporary work.

Because of these circumstances and the lack of a proper income, children are often made to work in the lands with their parents, exposing them to very tough working conditions and living standards, therefore missing the opportunity to receive education.

These levels of poverty are a direct cause of problems like malnutrition of children, infant and maternal mortality and many social-economic problems like violence.

"The experience of working with children and women living in dire poverty had such a huge impact on me that it was then and there that I decided to support my Peruvian friends, the Andean people, and their local NGOs." which first led to the creation of a local NGO in 2007, Peru Luz de Esperanza and later constituted in the founding of Andino Kids.