In 1985, Saint John Paul II visited Ayacucho, located in the highlands of South-Central Peru. The Pope left a donation of $50,000 for the orphans of war; with these funds, the orphanage homes “John Paul II” were created under the supervision of the Archbishop of Ayacucho Monsignor Richter Pranda and Mrs. Anabela Jordan, wife of the Ambassador of USA in Peru, who also served as the first President of AEA Lima.
AEA, a non profit association, was founded in November 29th 1985 in response to the growing number of orphaned children that survived terrorist attacks in Ayacucho during Peru’s most tumultuous years. Two years later, in 1987, the Miami Chapter of Asociación Emergencia Ayacucho (AEA) was created in the city of Miami, Florida under the leadership of Mrs. Dora de las Casas.
We raise money to continue the work initiated by Saint John Paul II.
We ensure the financial means to enable the Homes John Paul II to provide first-class care to children.
We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the obstacles in their lives that hold them back.
The foster and youth homes undergo constant upkeep and periodic upgrades to allow the children to live in a nurturing environment.
With our help, the foster and youth homes provide healthy nutritious meals to the children.
All children receive formal education taught by qualified instructors that will afford them a bright future.