Family Violence in Peru“The number one thing we were hearing from families, particularly families and leaders in the Lima area was there is too much violence going on in the families.”
A significant portion of family violence came from mothers abusing their children. Many families were trapped in a cycle of abuse that spanned from generation to generation. Moms would use violence to discipline their kids because that is what they grew up with.
“It was mothers who were hitting children out of anger and because they really didn’t have any alternative ways to parent their children. They had been brought up to beat their kids.”
About Food for the Hungry
Through child development programs, agriculture and clean-water projects, health and nutrition programs, education and micro-enterprise loans, we seek to end spiritual and physical hungers.
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