Jul 5, 2017

News from Jugando Aprendo

Dear donors,

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!

Best regards,

Eveli Leyva

Jun 20, 2017

News from AGTR-La Casa de Panchita

Dear supporters,

This month, our institutional venue, "La Casa de Panchita", has obtained the operating license as an employment agency in domestic service from the municipality of Lince. Now we are applying for a permission to place a sign on our building, which will motivate more domestic workers to visit us.

Meanwhile, our workshops with women in domestic work are taking place as usual and we are collecting very interesting testimonies that we would like to share with you:

In the session with Sofia, on how to improve self-esteem, one of the participants told us: "I am ashamed to say that when I serve food in my house, I always serve my husband first...most times I do not eat meat, because there is none left. And as you say, if my daughter sees what I do, when she has her husband she'll do the same. That is what my mother did with my dad. I do not want to make the same mistake, so I will try to change for her. " (Anonymous).

In the session with Agatha, on how to negotiate with potential employers, Esmeralda told us: “I learned that I can smile and say that if I do not know how to do something, I can learn! And I must not accept to work without a written contract”.

In the session with Rosario on the importance of Social Security: "I asked my employer to insure me; I insisted and insisted, and she finally accepted. I understood what you explained us and from now on I will always pay my fee". (Lupe)

In the session with Lizbeth, for special questions: "I felt very good talking to you. I learned that it is important to finish my studies, and also to prepare myself professionally for my work in a house. " (Rosa)

These and other important changes are possible thanks to your solidarity and support. Thank you!

Best regards,

Blanca Figueroa

Jun 16, 2017

Great little adventures for our girls

Dear Supporters,

This year we want girls in child domestic labor who participate in Sunday sessions at La Casa de Panchita to have the opportunity to enjoy the cultural offer of Lima. We have taken them several Sundays - while the weather was still warm - to the Water Park, which has many fountains in which to play. We also took them to see a theater play for children. They had never been to the theater and some girls did not know what a theater was. They liked it very much and for them it was a very valuable experience!

At the end of the day we asked:

How did you feel at La Casa de Panchita?

  • "I felt happy and I laughed" (Mara, 10 years old)
  • "I loved the food and I could repeat" (Karla, 11 years old)

What did you learn today?

  • "I learned not to be ashamed and many new things. I also laughed a lot" (Ximena, 10 years).
  • "I learned about domestic child labor and, at the theater, that dreams can come true" (Anahí, age 13)
  • "I met some theater actors today and I really liked it because I had never been to the theater" (Alison, 14).
  • "I like my storybook [which she received as a gift]; I'm going to show it to my mom" (Cristina, 9 years old).

All this is possible thanks to your support. Thank you!

Best regards, 

Blanca Figueroa

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