The narrow desert of Peru’s Pacific coastline stretches the length of the country. It borders fishing villages, beautiful beaches, agricultural lands and Peru’s major towns and cities, including the nation’s capital, Lima. The Andes Mountains separate the arid coastline from the lush Amazon Basin. Where the ecologically rich tropical rainforests of the encompass some of the world’s most remote destinations.
With a population approaching 9.5 million, Lima is the largest city in Peru and the fourth largest city in the Americas. ISL teams work in urban and suburban communities of Lima to expand access to healthcare by partnering with local health organizations. Access to national health programs is limited due to high demand on insurance providers and healthcare professionals.