2024 Project Story: Peru Iquitos

Iquitos is the capital of the Peruvian Amazon—surrounded by rainforest, it is unreachable by road, which makes resources hard to come by. In the poorest areas, nearly 40 percent of children don’t attend school. The poverty rate in Iquitos is higher than the national average, and the first step in breaking out of this cycle is education – starting with children.

This summer, HXP Builders will construct classrooms for a preschool. The construction of these classrooms and bathrooms will immediately benefit 100 children between the ages of 2 and 5 from 50 different families. The students that attend this preschool come from limited-resource families with parents that don’t have steady jobs. Building these new classrooms will help the children jumpstart their education in a safe, stable environment. Early access to learning and an entrance into the school system will provide these children with future academic and career opportunities that might not be available otherwise. The classrooms constructed by HXP Builders will provide learning and hope that will impact generations to come.