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Justice, Wellbeing, and Joy in the city


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Justice, Wellbeing, and Joy in the city


The christian urban development association

We're a non-profit empowering sustainable holistic development in Arequipa, Peru.

Arequipa is a beautiful city, marred with cycles of injustice, poor decision-making, and hopelessness. Poverty is complex. We work with the working poor, searching together for signs of hope. We network resources and carry out programs that empower sustainable improvement in individual, family, and community quality of life.

our approach

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Education


Transforming communities one story at a time

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Education


Transforming communities one story at a time

Living Libraries

Not knowing how to read hurts a society. Kids are taught to read words but not to understand what they're reading. They grow up to be teachers who don't know how to teach reading.

It’s a vicious cycle. 

We create libraries in public schools. We train teachers in those schools better to teach reading and comprehension. The school is better equipped to impact hundreds of kids’ lives. That impact affects society and gives hope,

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Health


It starts with one story of wellbeing. Wellbeing is contagious.

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Health


It starts with one story of wellbeing. Wellbeing is contagious.

Pure Life

Thousands of people in Arequipa suffer from diabetes, with thousands more at risk. We work with these people on eating better, exercising, and connecting with communities of support. 

We partner with the public health care system so that individuals and communities may experience physical wellbeing, and the psychological, social, and spiritual wellbeing that goes with it. 

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Finance


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Finance


Microfinance

CUDA Microfinance is one of our development programs, designed to empower poor entrepreneurs for sustainable transformation.

We combine personal relationships, micro-lending, savings, social capital, business equipping, and Christian ethics into a holistic approach to financial wellbeing. The project is currently on hold. Learn more about what we've done, what we've learned, and what's next for CUDA Microfinance (coming soon).