May 14, 2019

News from AGTR-La Casa de Panchita!

Throughout the summer, we took advantage of a very nice little terrace at our house, which has been very useful for activities with girls and women, such as self-esteem workshops and English classes. Large pots with plants and flowers surround the walls, which gives us the illusion of a garden (we do not have one) and creates a friendly space, which favors dialogue.

Thinking about our house fills me with joy. It is old and small, but it shelters and protects us, especially on Sundays, when it is filled with girls and women, who dedicate themselves to serving others, but here can laugh, learn, make friends and be free. Thanks to your support, La casa de Panchita is still open and at their service.

Best regards,

Blanca Figueroa

Apr 30, 2019

A new cycle of Sunday session has started!

Dear Supporters,

Last March, the new school year began in Peru and the Sunday Sessions at AGTR’s venue have also started. This year, one of the topics that will be discussed with girls in child domestic labor are the identification of sexual harassment and strategies to prevent it. This is a very important issue, since, unfortunately, violence against girls and women is a serious problem in Peru. In addition, other sessions will include strategies for the girls to achieve a better communication with their mothers, a key figure for the prevention of harassment and for reporting inappropriate behavior.

15 girls attend each Sunday, because our space is small. On the other hand, this allows us to provide personalized care to each of them. As always, this great initiative is possible thanks to your support. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

Feb 11, 2019

Our achievements in 2018


Dear Friends,

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!

Best regards,

Blanca Figueroa

 
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