A few weeks ago, we received an email from Maite, a Spanish volunteer who was with us for more than a year, supporting our activities with girls and women in domestic work, teaching English to domestic workers and some Peruvian volunteers and many others.
Maite wrote us in her mail that she would make a donation for this project in memory of her parents. She feels that they would have liked the idea of supporting our work, because their life was an example of solidarity with people in situation of vulnerability.
Last Sunday, Maite arrived from Spain, on a surprise visit to La Casa de Panchita, rejoicing us all. She also found a little surprise for her: a commemorative plaque next to our training room saying: “Sala Teresa and José María”, her parent’s names.
We really value the fact that since we met Maite, she encouraged us to continue working hard to support girls and adults in domestic work and she keeps helping us find ways to improve. We like that the memory of her loved ones is now part of this new venue. We would like to thank Maite and all of you for your support. Together, little by little, we can keep improving the situation of girls and women working in domestic service and end their exploitation and discrimination.
We are very happy because we received the visit of four domestic workers whose situation has improved thanks to the training they received at La Casa de Panchita, before finding a job through our employment agency. Thanks to your support:
Alicia, Ubaldina, Leydi and Aurea are just a sample of the approximately 400 women who are trained annually to empower themselves, improve their work skills and learn how to negotiate more dignified conditions in domestic work. The fact that they returned to La Casa de Panchita after so many years shows the importance of our work, which is only possible thanks to your solidarity.
We have very good news! We have been able to continue to attend up to 30 children for school support.
The first school trimester just ended in Peru and our children got very good grades. It is very rewarding to see the achievements of each boy and girl and their mothers are also very grateful.
Sonaly told us that: "This year I will take first place in school! Last year took second place and this year had promised my mom out the first place".
Luís told us: "I feel so happy to come to the Ludoteca to do my homework. I would be home alone all day otherwise. My mum works all day, and my dad too. Here the promoters teach me with love and kindness ".
We had a debate with mothers about "Gender-based violence against women: the emergence of a public issue in Latin America”. It was organized by researchers of the PUCP (one of the bets universities in Peru). It was very interesting. The participants could listen to guest speakers and give their opinion about this issue.
Promoters continuereceiving counseling from a psychologist to provide a quality service to children attending our center. It is very useful for them, both for their professional and personal life.
We are happy to continue to changing lives thanks to your support!