Manos Unidas International


Building inclusive societies for Children
with Special Needs in Latin America

Manos Unidas International

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. MUI is a US federally recognized 501(c)(3) corporation.

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

Recent Posts


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

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

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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Vocational Training Program Merges with Inca Educa School

This year, Manos Unidas vocational training program, Phawarispa, sought out an inclusive partnership with a local vocational training school for our youth. INCA EDUCA and Manos Unidas have launched the first cohort of vocational training for youth with disabilities in...

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Programs for families, students and professionals designed for mutal 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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