Daycare for Kids of Working Mothers in Rural Peru

$745 $2,255
Raised Remaining


Yachay Wasi is building a daycare center in Ollantaytambo, Peru that will provide quality early education for children while also giving their mothers more opportunities to work outside of the home.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many mothers in Ollantaytambo are responsible for raising their children on their own. While some women are able to bring their kids with them to work, many others find it impossible to pursue work outside of their home due to the time constraints of raising kids. Because they are unable to work, these women have an even harder time supporting their families economically. There is currently no daycare available in Ollanta for pre-kindergarten age kids.

How will this project solve this problem?

Yachay Wasi is currently in the process of constructing a daycare center. This will benefit children by providing them with an education that will help them succeed in later studies and their mothers by giving them greater economic opportunities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Yachay Wasi will educate dozens of kids, starting them on the path to academic success and finding good jobs. Their mothers will have more opportunities to work, thereby raising their standard of living and increasing their self-esteem.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $745

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $745 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

Project Leader

Grace Schmitz

Marketing Coordinator
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

Where is this project located?

Map of Daycare for Kids of Working Mothers in Rural Peru