Manos Unidas International

Building disability inclusive communities across the americas through innovative education, technology and advocacy tools


Current News

Ayllu Partners with Rural Peruvian School

Ayllu Partners with Rural Peruvian School

The vision for Ayllu is to be able to reach diverse families that have  previously been unreachable -- and we are doing that with Ayllu's latest partnership with Oye Lena, in Kurawasi, Peru, a rural school where inclusion is part of their mission. Five families are...

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Camino Nuevo’s next chapter

Camino Nuevo’s next chapter

23 months has passed since Camino Nuevo closed its doors for a two-week suspension. It has changed us all. But now the team that remains will take Manos Unidas Peru into the next chapter of existence. Mercedes, MUP's director, has shifted the power of the future into...

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Ayllu Families

Ayllu Families

Meet Maruja and her son Derek (5). Maruja actively participated in Ayllu's pilot program over the summer, learning strategies to best work with her son via Ayllu's video curriculum. Maruja, originally from Peru, lives in Lynnwood, WA with her family. When her son was...

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Manos Unidas Peru

Our Partner Organization

Cusco, Peru

Manos Unidas Peru is a 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

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

Volunteer in Peru

All volunteer programs are suspended for 2021 due to COVID-19

Interested in a volunteer trip for 2022? Contact us!

Programs for families, students and professionals designed for mutual impact


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