Girls in domestic work: Health=empowerment in Peru

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Help 150 girls in domestic work take charge of their own health, increasing their self-esteem, sense of autonomy, and avoidance of unwanted pregnancies and giving them a better chance at life.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Peru, many girls migrate from poor rural areas to work in domestic work in the capital where they are virtually ignored by society. Girls who live with their employers have limited access to resources and social support. Because they are isolated and lack knowledge about healthcare, thousands of girls are at risk for health problems, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

How will this project solve this problem?

If we provide health care education to girls in domestic work they will be better prepared to make proactive decisions about their healthcare, gain more control over their lives and learn to love their bodies.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will educate 150 girls who are in domestic work about how to take care of their bodies. We will encourage healthy self care behavior and encourage the girls to develop more autonomy in their healthcare decisions, a skill that will help them as they set priorities for their present and future. Our mentoring approach enables older girls to develop leadership skills, offers younger girls role models they can look up to, and reduces the sense isolation of all the participants.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,290

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 $1,290 .  The original project funding goal was $25,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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