Hovde Foundation Visits Casa del Buen Trato Hovde – Peru

The ‘Casa del Buen Trato Hovde’ (the Hovde House of Good Treatment) in Huánuco, Perú opened in September 2010. This Hovde House serves children who are victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Perú has one of the highest rates of child abuse (and rape) in the world; Huánuco, a city of 250,000 people in a wider region of 800,000 is severely affected by this atrocity, often ‘explained’ by the prevalence of alcoholism, illiteracy, corruption, and the lack of rule of law.

Hovde Volunteers in Peru

Huánuco, Peru was the destination for the last couple of years, where the Hovde Foundation has a shelter for 40+ girls who are recovering from sexual abuse. Hovde’s local partner organization pursues justice for the perpetrators via legal action and has seen great success. Hovde employees have helped with painting, landscaping, and even building a new playground from locally sourced materials like bamboo and used tires.