congoPeru has a devastating maternal mortality rate which estimates that 240 out of every 100,000 mothers do not survive their pregnancy.

Population

The country of Peru is home to roughly 29.165 million citizens. It is estimated at 74.6% of Peruvians live in Urban areas. The average population growth rate in Peru is estimated to be 1.03% annually, and the average rate of urbanization is 1.6% per year. Life expectancy in Peru amounts to about 73.5 years. The number of females and males living in the country is relatively equal, with an average of 1.046 males born for every 1 female.

Life Expectancy

One in four residents of Lima, Peru does not have water service. 18% of the population under 5 years old suffers from chronic malnutrition and in rural areas the rate can be as high as 43%.

Marriage and Birth

The current minimum age of marriage for those living in Peru is 16. Previously, the law stood that boys may marry at 16 and girls at 14. In 2004 it was estimated that 13% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 were married, divorced, or widowed.

The average age when a Peruvian woman has their first child is estimated at 20 years old and gives birth to roughly 2.78 children during her lifetime. According to the United Nations, Peru has a devastating maternal mortality rate which estimates that 240 out of every 100,000 mothers do not survive their pregnancy. For every 1000 babies born in the country, 22.18 do not survive infancy and 29 do not live until age 5.

Education

It is estimated that 94% of boys and 93% of Peruvian girls attend primary school.*9% of the total number of females in Peru continue onto secondary school. 32% of females and 30% of males continue onto tertiary school. Only 89.4% of Peruvian women over the age of 15 are able to read and write, in comparison to 96.4% of literate males.

Workforce

12% of the Peruvian workforce is made up of women, yet the government restricts women from participating in certain occupations including mining and cleaning or repairing machines. female minors are also not permitted to engage in any work that takes place overnight. These restrictions are discriminatory and prevent women from working in many occupations as well as reaching equal earning rates with men. 2 of the 11 candidates currently running in the Peruvian Presidential election are female. Yet these two women are viewed merely as puppets of male politicians and like other politically engaged women in the country, lack real power.

Here is how we rebuild in Peru:

I Want to be in Love with Me Program

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A Second Chance – Rehabilitation

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