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Sep 4, 2013

News from La Casa de Panchita

Dear GlobalGiving supporters:

It’s winter in Lima, the coldest in thirty years, but Sundays are always cozy at La Casa de Panchita. Girls, women, volunteers and staff are warming the chilly days with their laughs and energy. One group who brought us great joy were five French scouts who volunteered with us. Manon, Valerie, Margaux, Pauline and Mathieu worked with the girls and the adults for almost a month bringing many happy moments to them.

During the week, they were at our Library “Mi Espacio para Crecer” (My Room to Grow), tutoring children who work as domestics. On Sundays they participated in our training sessions for girls, organized a cooking and handicraft class for the adults, and even played and sang a couple of songs during our anniversary celebration (we just turned 24!).

We’re so grateful to all the volunteers who work with us, and we wanted to share with you part of they do. They’re making a huge difference for the girls and women coming to La Casa de Panchita. As always, we want to express our gratitude for your continuing support. Thank you!

Aug 20, 2013

The Road to Success

Dearest Friends,

Congratulations.  With your incredible support, we have come so very far.  Our team here in Peru has celebrated each outpouring of your faith, in the form of a contribution to our project, as an investment against the injustice of slavery, shame and the entrenched cycle of poverty that operates around the world, and in the shantytowns existing on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.  Each donation, as I write this numbering at exactly 100, fights social inequality, and fights for literacy, safety, laughter, mental health, and hope.

We were overjoyed, as we reached out to you on "Bonus Day," and were received with many of you reaching back.  You gave us hope, as this latest Bonus Day campaign was among our most successful.  Thank you.  We feel proud and empowered, and you should as well.  Own that moment, because without your unbelievable support, that moment would never have been possible.

We look to the future knowing that more is possible for our world, and knowing that this humanity, in this time, can and has made it so.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, and wish you to know that we will not cease working.  Please continue to support us.  We are at a critical moment in our fundraising process.  Help us make everything we know we must do a reality for the child laborers of Lima, Peru.  You are the gamechangers.  

We will leave you with a quote, "It's true that there are many injustices in the world, many worthy causes competing for attention and support, and we all have divided allegiances.  We focus on this topic because, to us, this kind of oppression feels transcendent--and so does the opportunity.  We have seen that outsiders can truly make a significant difference," Half the Sky,  Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, p. xxi 

Thank you.

Jun 5, 2013

News from La Casa de Panchita

Dear GlobalGiving Supporters:

Wednesday June 12th is a very special day! Thanks to your support GlobalGiving has upgraded our status to Superstar! This means that on June 12th GlobalGiving will match all donations to our project by 50%! Please consider participating in this special event and make the most of your support!

June 12th is also the International Day Against Child Labor. Thanks to your help we have achieved a lot, but there is still a long way to go! So many children in Peru are trapped by domestic work and need your support to get the chance to build a brighter future!

Our work with young domestic workers continues and we keep inspiring young girls through our Sunday activities. They are always very exited to come to La Casa de Panchita to improve their skills through handicrafts workshops, learn more about their rights and receive help with their homework.

Your commitment has been so great that it has encouraged us to want to do more for children in child domestic work! We take advantage of the great opportunity GlobalGiving is offering to launch a new project to help children trapped in domestic labor get their childhood back and get the chance to build a brighter future. Learn more about this initiative:

Please consider supporting this effort. All day Wednesday June 12th, starting at 9am EST (This time in your time zone). GlobalGiving will match all donations by 50%, up to $1,000 per donor. Every little bit helps. This is a great opportunity to make your donation grow and support our children!

Thank you for your continued support to our cause!

With gratitude,

Blanca Figueroa

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