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


Read about what’s new and exciting in the US and Peru!

Susie Naficy: Group Family Travel

Susie Naficy: Group Family Travel

Mom, I really can't believe you packed up three kids and took us to live in Peru for almost a month!" my now 12 year old son reminisced as we looked at photos of our trip to Cusco.  Our family is now embarking on our 3rd volunteer trip to South America - a now annual...

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Autism Education Program Update

Autism Education Program Update

Thank YOU, to each and everyone of our generous donors who helped us raise $16,500 during our Spring Campaign. 100% of the money will go towards improving the lives of children with autism in Peru. Your donation has ALREADY allowed Manos Unida Peru to: SEND six MUP...

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Student profile: Meet Jose*

Student profile: Meet Jose*

I met Jose* when he was 6 months old and have not seen him in 10 years --until this week. A young boy with cerebral palsy, Jose was one of Manos Unidas first students. Manos Unidas offers full scholarships to children living in extreme poverty. We met his mother in...

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Volunteer Experience in Cusco

Volunteer Experience in Cusco

Katie Muzzy is from New Hope, PA. A recent gradute in special education, Katie was looking for a volunteer experience where she could combine her two passions: international travel and children with disabilities. She found Manos Unidas volunteer program and decided it...

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Volunteer in Peru


Programs for families, students and professionals designed for mutual impact

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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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