Project profile — We Decide - Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy in Loreto, Peru


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2018-03-28 - 2023-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (0.10%)
• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (0.05%)
• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (0.10%)
• Basic Health: Basic health care (12220) (0.10%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (13.09%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (49.89%)
Family planning (13030) (13.84%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (22.71%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social services (incl youth development and women+ children) (16015) (0.12%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for adolescent girls in the Amazon province of Loreto, Peru, which has the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in the country (31% in 2016). By empowering girls and working with boys and communities, the project helps prevent sexual violence and unwanted pregnancies in one of the poorest regions of Peru. Project activities include: (1) training, workshops and coaching activities with adolescents and youth in coordination with schools, community leaders and families; (2) development and distribution of information on adolescents’ SRHR as part of a comprehensive communication strategy; (3) training of health workers and creation of specialised health facilities to improve sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents; (4) training of teachers, tutors and local Ministry of Education staff on comprehensive sexual education for adolescents, including the prevention of violence; and (5) training of youth leaders and networks to increase their capacity to participate in municipal, regional and national decision-making spaces. Project activities are intended to reach 78,000 direct beneficiaries, many of whom are from indigenous communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved agency of adolescent girls over their own Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), including utilization of SRH services to prevent early pregnancy; (2) improved delivery of gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly SRH services and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to adolescent girls and boys; and (3) enhanced district and regional institutional responsiveness to the SRHR of adolescents, with a particular focus on girls.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
01-02-2024 Disbursement $550,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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