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Mar 3, 2014

News from La Casa de Panchita

Dear GlobalGiving Supporters:

We are very happy with the beginning of 2014. January and February have been months to explore how much we did in the past year, and we are excited to say that we have exceeded most of our goals for 2013. In this report we want to share some of the most important accomplishments with the adult women who come to La Casa de Panchita to receive different services.

Throughout 2013, more than 1,500 women came to La Casa de Panchita to participate in at least one of our workshops, labor training sessions, legal counseling or psychological counseling sessions. Of that total, over 1,030 are seeking a job in domestic work through our employment agency, and 360 have obtained a job and signed a written contract with all the benefits established by the National Law for Domestic Workers.

We also informed other organizations about problems that domestic workers face, and how actions could be implemented to improve their working and living conditions. In terms of that result, we worked with 46 organizations, including public agencies, labor unions, other non-profit organizations and universities. In 2013, we developed 11 unique publications addressing issues related to domestic work in order to reach those organizations and the overall community.

We are very happy about what we have done so far, and once again thank you.  It is with your support that we are able to continue.

We invite you to watch this three-minute video to learn more about the situation of domestic workers in Peru:

With gratitude.

Feb 10, 2014

News from Jugando Aprendo

Dear GlobalGiving supporters:

It is summer time in Peru and all the children at the ludoteca Jugando Aprendo are enjoying the sun.  It is time for the school holidays until March and so there is more time to play and enjoy.

We are excited with all the news we have for you this time. Since the last time we wrote, we have started working on the tutoring sessions for the kids, the promotoras (staff) training, and the counseling sessions for the kids and their families.

It was great to be able to provide the tutoring sessions in the busiest and more difficult time of the school year in Peru. Girls and boys were doing their homework and learning with the promotoras. We bought new books and even games so that all the kids could use them at the ludoteca.

In terms of the counseling sessions, this year our psychologist has started working individually with the kids and also with their parents. They have been very supportive with this activity and are grateful they can count with a psychologist so close home.

Last but not least, it is great the work the promotoras have been doing in relation with their own training. Once a month, they are meeting with a specialist to work on improving the way they work with the children. Promotoras are learning a lot and feel more confident. Being former child domestic workers themselves, the promotoras are building their skills on practice and are increasing their committment to serve the children.

We are very happy with all the things going on and look forward to more. Thank you for making all these changes possible. We are grateful to count with supporters like you.

Kind regards,


Dec 2, 2013

What a Great Year!

Dear GlobalGiving supporters:

The end of the year is around the corner and at La Casa de Panchita there are so many reasons to be happy: 2013 has been a great year for us.

For the girls in domestic work we were able to provide 25 Sunday workshops; and they enjoyed 12 field trips. Starting in March, our children have received tutoring on their school homework three times a week…and now we can see some of the good results of that.

The adolescents enjoyed painting their designs on T-shirts, an activity that every Sunday has had several participants, and they were excited to be in our theater dynamics workshop. 

For women in domestic work, besides training to be efficient at their jobs, we also offered English classes, a sewing activity to repair old clothes, and dance.

In addition, as their requirement, they could receive legal advice, emotional orientation with a psychologist, and/or art therapy.

As we are getting ready for the holidays, we wanted to share some of our accomplishments this year and make you part of them: only because of your support has all of this been possible. Thank you for your continued sponsorship of La Casa de Panchita, a space for girls and women in domestic work.

From Peru, we wish you happy holidays and great start to 2014! Join our holiday celebrations this December 15th and follow us on

With gratitude,

Blanca Figueroa

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