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Feb 6, 2015

We really need you now!

Some of our girls and staff at La Casa de Panchita
Some of our girls and staff at La Casa de Panchita

We are writing this special report because we need you:

La Casa de Panchita, our main venue, for so many girls in domestic work across Lima, is a place of hope, an oasis, a place made by them and for them.Unfortunately, without your very real help, this all stands to change. After 25 years, La Casa de Panchita needs your immediate assistance. Please, for the sake of the most vulnerable in Lima, do not shirk from our call.  

We have the opportunity to purchase the house, but if we don't, La Casa de Panchita will have to move, and in moving, we will be forced to stop the majority of our activities. The landlord is willing to sell us the building for one third of the market price. We need you to give in order to be able to buy it.

Please, check out our new project on GlobalGiving «Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru» and consider making a donation:


Thank you!

Jan 21, 2015

News from the Ludoteca Jugando Aprendo

Dear Friends,

It is with great pride and appreciation that I write to you, if only to be able to share through words what our project is making possible through actions. Jugando Aprendo, the small center with an enormous heart and growing capacity, enters the year 2015 having celebrated its 5th anniversary.

Tutoring and therapy sessions have remained constant activities, as many of the promotoras (advocate-mentors) learn more nuanced ways to serve the children, their mothers, and their community.  

One of our regular attendees, Carmen, as well as one of the male promoters, Wanderly, now participate in a forum in which they represent their neighborhood, and serve as the "voice" for children from their district throughout greater Lima.

Mothers continue to know their children are learning to care for themselves, without the unfair burden of being forced to care for other people and property. Children learn to distinguish between household chores, and usurious and exploitive labor.

It can feel difficult to express the necessity of this place. In a vast, nearly inaccessible, peripheral urban slum, child laborers are freely given access to books, maps, games, mentors, psychological healthcare, and maybe most importantly, each other. The activities enacted at Jugando Aprendo will make impacts over a lifetime. Thank you.

We will always use your support to benefit our children. If you can, please give again.

Kind Regards,

Dec 2, 2014

Renewed hope for Christmas

Child domestic worker at La Casa de Panchita
Child domestic worker at La Casa de Panchita

Dear supporters,

As another year is coming to an end, we feel very grateful for the generous support we have received. Thanks to your generosity, child domestic workers as young as 9 years old were able to enjoy Sunday Journeys at La Casa de Panchita almost every week, as well as several field trips. These activities are very important to them, as they represent hope for a brighter future and a chance to enjoy their childhood. With your help we were able to accomplish so much and every year we are able to fight abuse and exploitation of children in child domestic work. However, much more is yet to be done.

Unfortunately, we also had some bad news. After nine years, the owner of our venue, La casa de Panchita, communicated to us that he is going to sell the building. We need to find a new venue in Lima, which is not an easy task. But we are more committed than ever and we are getting ready to start 2015 with renewed hope and determination to continue giving support to children and women in domestic work. For this reason, we are participating in Global Giving’s year-end campaign, starting on December 1st through to December 31st. We kindly ask you to renew your support and help us keep up the good work! Our girls and women need you more then ever!

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We wish you happy holidays and a great 2015!

With gratitude,

Blanca Figueroa

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