Our history

VISUAL (Visión Suiza Alemana) was founded in 2000 to give a name to the social-diaconal ministry of indicamino in the poorer districts of Lima. The ministry was developed thanks to the small beginnings in the former years. Some employees could not face the distress of the poor people, which they saw day by day, without doing anything. That’s why they committed themselves in their spare-time to help street children and people in prison. Later an independent branch of indicamino was created. Currently about 250 children are supplied daily with a nutritious lunch. Several young people are being supported in order to finish their initial education. Again and again people in need, mainly because of disease or injury, are sporadically helped. A new branch to train entrepreneurs of small companies has started and is in buildup.

In all the material help we give, we focus our attention again and again on God, the Lord of all things, he alone is able to change lives.