The Association Solidaridad Emerging Countries - ASPEm- is an Italian NGO of International Cooperation that emerged in 1979 from the experience of a group of young people from the city of Cantú (Lombardia, Italy) who decide to form a grassroots Christian community, with a strong social vocation and civil. Since its creation, all its actions respond to the great interest of fighting against poverty and inequity, based on efforts that have Christian inspiration as its premise; and principle, solidarity.
Acting in the local reality, being in direct contact with the most vulnerable, prioritizing their prominence, participation and involving them in the development of their communities is the intervention style of ASPEm.
Before beginning as an association, it had already begun its solidarity activity in Burundi (Africa) where it was intervened for 23 years, until 1996, the year in which the civil war broke out and prevented the sustainability of activities. In Africa, many development and emergency projects were executed with a comprehensive development perspective.
Then, ASPEm achieves its recognition before the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985 with the purpose of initiating the development of activities within the framework of International Cooperation, which allows for the support of volunteers - Italian cooperators in the intervention areas , as well as carrying out information, awareness and education actions in the Italian territory.
In 1987 he decided to start working in Peru in the human settlements of the Eastern Cone of Lima. Since its inception, ASPEm has oriented its efforts preferentially towards the sectors in conditions of extreme poverty and social exclusion, working with gender, human rights, capacity development and risk management approaches.
Even now, after 38 years in the world and 30 in Peru, ASPEm continues to seek to involve the largest number of subjects so that the experience matured by the association can generate in them a new look at reality to engage in the construction of a better world.