We are a Peruvian-based Christian organization that reaches out to people with limited resources by addressing their physical and spiritual needs. We follow the example and commandments of Jesus Christ by demonstrating compassion and love to our neighbors through volunteer short term medical missions and daily patient care activities in our permanent medical programs.
Since 1999 we have taken care of more than 138,590 patients on 139 medical projects in areas with limited resources in Peru with the help of over 2841 volunteers from the United States, Canada and other countries. Our teams have included doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, gynecologists, physical and occupational therapists, students, translators and other non-medical personnel that have traveled throughout Peru. Volunteers have covered their own costs to participate in our projects, motivated by a love for Christ and His call to serve those in need.
Our ministry began its activities in 1999 when Brian J. Piecuch and his family moved to Arequipa-Peru and began to coordinate the first medical projects in Lima and Arequipa. Through the years the ministry has continued to grow and our services reached numerous cities and rural areas in all of Perú. We even crossed international borders on several occasions, supporting work in Bolivia and Brazil. These activities were developed under the auspices of Medical Ministry International, a joint ministry of Medical Ministry USA and Medical Ministry Canada.
In January 2010, we registered as a not-profit association in Peru under the name Association Medical Ministry International-Peru with Tania Catacora as our president and legal representative. In November 2014, the board of directors of Association MMI-Peru decided to disassociate itself from MM USA while continuing to develop its projects in cooperation with Medical Ministry Canada and other organizations in the United States. It also decided to operate under the new name of Hope and Health by MMI-Peru.
To share the love of God through health care in areas of limited resources in Peru.
Love, Faith, Compassion, Teamwork, Integrity, Stewardship, Commitment, Innovation, Efficiency, Respect and Perseverance.
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.Matthew 25:40
Message from the Founder
Brian J. Piecuch