As the new year began, we looked back at 2018 and we would like to thank you for your continued support, which allowed us to help a great deal of domestic workers improve their living conditions. We would like to share with you some of last year’s results:
- 2,284 domestic workers received information on the Peruvian law regulating domestic work and were motivated to take part in AGTR’s empowering workshops;- 750 domestic workers took part in our workshops, improving their self-esteem, their knowledge of their labor rights and learning how to manage and improve the relationship with their employers;- 274 domestic workers were placed in jobs with a fair salary and dignified working conditions;- 87 domestic workers received counseling and were able to preserve and/or improve their jobs.
We are grateful for this results and we are determined to keep helping women employed as domestic workers improve their livelihoods, as they are usually internal migrants from poor Andean regions, now living in low income peripheral areas of Lima, with children. Thank you!
During the Christmas holidays, the children had a little celebration and there were games, surprises, chocolate and a present for each one of them. They were very happy for this nice gesture of great friends who made this beautiful surprise possible for them. Our team of promoters also had a year-end meeting in which we reflected on the achievements and challenges of 2018. We are very happy for the progress in the construction of the new Ludoteca and for the support of the adolescents and mothers of community in building it. Likewise, we are very grateful for the support of our donors.
The new year began in a very positive way, as we finally launched the new venue! The space is very wide and very fresh (here in Peru is summer now and in our area it is very hot). It is not completely finished yet, but at least we can already use it. Seeing the smiles of our children and enjoying the activities we carried out was very rewarding. A group of students from the United States shared the moment with us: they chose Jugando Aprendo and our Ludoteca to exchange experiences, practice their Spanish and teach the children some English. It was a very positive and productive day.
We hope you had a great time during the Christmas holidays and that 2019 will be a wonderful year for each one of you! Thank you!
The end of the year is always a good time to think about what we have accomplished: During the last six months of 2018, more than 600 women visited our institutional venue, La Casa de Panchita. A total of 134 obtained employment in domestic service, with a fair salary and dignified working conditions. Some of them participated in workshops such as English courses, computer training, self-esteem improvement and others organized by our volunteers. Likewise, a group of 15 girls in child domestic labor took part in recreational and educational Sunday sessions, all year long. All this was possible thanks to your support! We are planning on continuing our commitment to the girls and women we serve, while always working to improve our work.
We wish you a happy new year and we hope we will keep supporting girls and women together!