Where young men and

women find hope.

This ministry exists because of the woman who was wise enough to follow her calling from God and start Hope for Youth Peru, founder and missionary, Iliana Bustios.
She has been able to make so many positive strides in the barrios of Peru and in the juvenile detention center, a place she visits almost everyday. This year will be Iliana’s “Golden 50” and in honor of that, Hope for Youth wants to raise $50k by her “Golden 50” on May 11th, with all proceeds going towards the organization.
The 50k will go towards giving scholarship funds to help the young men and women Hope for Youth support so they might have a better future. In addition, there are 200 incarcerated boys that Hope for Youth helps, and they strive to turn their lives around in and when they get out of the detention center. Any additional proceeds will go towards improvements in the Hope for Youth center.
Please click the donate button above and put #Ilianasgolden50k in the comments.  Thank you for your support!

What We Do


Our Focus

We are committed to breaking the cycle of youth incarceration in Peru.  Our primary focus is to help young men and woman find hope through education, forgiveness and God’s truth.

Detention Center

Through building relationship and trust with the director and staff, God has opened up doors to Hope For Youth inside the Trujillo juvenile detention center never before walked through by any other organization.


Our young men and women are always excited to have visitors.  Missions in Peru are based on constructing relationships.  Ministry activities can include: detention center activities, youth camps, community outreach, etc.