Manos Unidas International


Building inclusive societies for Children
with Special Needs in Latin America

Manos Unidas International

is a US federally recognized 501c3 corporation that is organized to provide for humanitarian, educational, and social needs of children with intellectual disabilities and their families. The primary objective is to assist and supplement local organizations within Latin America who share the same mission through financial assistance, skills training and personal empowerment. 

Manos Unidas Peru

Our Partner Organization

Cusco, Peru


Manos Unidas Peru is legally registered Peruvian non-profit organization founded in 2008 whose mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by successfully including them within families, regular education schools and vocational settings.

Camino Nuevo School

Founded in 2009, Camino Nuevo is the first private, non profit educational facility in Cusco for special education specializing in autism education and significant disabilities.

Inclusive Education Program

Preparing students to the best of their ability to be included within regular education classrooms and schools.

Phawarispa Program

A Youth Work Training Program; empowering students to integrate into society through work experience.

Manos Unidas Cafe + Trattoria

An inclusive work environment that provides young people with disabilities vocational training and first job experience to increase future employability.

Recent Posts


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MUI and COVID-19 in Peru

MUI and COVID-19 in Peru

As of March 15, 2020 Peru has been in lockdown.  Citizens have been ordered to remain inside of their homes, Peruvian military and police forces have mobilized to enforce the act, arresting people in the streets without justifiable reason.  The borders are closed,...

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Travel to Peru in April, 2020

Travel to Peru in April, 2020

Join Manos Unidas' Executive Director in Peru this spring.  Global Family Travels has partnered with Manos Unidas Peru and Awamaki, a global women's weaving org,  to offer their first Social Impact Trip to Peru. Want to come? This trip will combine top tourist...

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MUP hires first Development Director

MUP hires first Development Director

Manos Unidas Peru depends on Manos Unidas International for more than 50% of its funds. That is a very high ratio, creating 100% dependency on MUI for the survival of Peru's programs. One of largest goals MUP has at the moment is to diversify revenue streams (meaning,...

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First Graduation of Manos Unidas Youth

First Graduation of Manos Unidas Youth

Manos Unidas Peru is working towards desegregating education for children with disabilities. The goal is inclusive employment: for youth to get jobs in the community. But how can they go from segregated education, isolated from the society to a job where they are...

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Our promise is to provide quality, affordable education to all families, regardless of their ability to pay.

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