GlobeMed at University of Rochester partners with Kallpa Iquitos, a grassroots organization that uses community-based health and education initiatives to empower children and adolescents living in Iquitos, Peru.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Pampachica neighborhood in Peru is plagued by high unemployment and stagnant economic growth. Limited educational opportunities and insufficient academic support prevent adolescents from pursuing secondary education. Drug abuse, violence, and gangs impede youth development. Poor knowledge of sexual health issues, exacerbated by growing HIV rates, also hinder youth potential. Meanwhile, isolation and deficient infrastructure restrict access to municipal services, causing widespread pollution.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through our partnership with Kallpa Iquitos, we support comprehensive and sustainable development within Pampachica. Kallpa has developed programs to target youth employment, sexual health, neighborhood safety, food security, and environmental health. Examples include vocational training workshops, HIV/AIDS and youth violence awareness campaigns, and microbusiness trash collection programs. Our funds go directly to these programs developed by the Kallpa Iquitos-GlobeMed at UR partnership.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our school reinforcement programs strive for higher graduation rates, greater pursuit of secondary education, and career development among Iquitos' youth. Our sexual and reproductive health programs aim to lower HIV incidence rates and improve health awareness. Our cleanup programs seek to reduce pollution and improve hygiene. GlobeMed is committed to year-round, long-term partnership, and will be working with Kallpa Iquitos over the next several years to optimize the impact Kallpa has in Peru.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,695
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,305
Total Funding Goal: $14,000