Our Anniversary Celebration
During the month of May we celebrated our 11th anniversary. We had some great events and the entire community came together to celebrate Proyecto Horizonte’s accomplishments and continuing work. In addition to games, food, and entertainment, tents were set up to allow the community to engage with the people of Proyecto Horizonte. The women of Tantakuna, a Proyecto Horizonte supported micro-enterprise, were present and selling their products at the anniversary as well as showcasing their progress in their business and leadership skills.
Since its inception in 2004, our daycare’s capacity has grown to caring for over 75 children. We are proud to have started the process of transitioning the management and the administration to the local authorities and parents. However, we maintain a close relationship with the daycare center and continue our financial support in order to ensure the quality of operations. Our daycare center has been named among the best in the whole region and it is our desire to keep that reputation while handing over the administration. Proyecto Horizonte is therefore still committed to supporting the daycare center’s economic sustainability. As a result, we are still reliant on the help of our generous donors to be able to continue our work.
Our Health Center has been working diligently conducting public health initiatives on topics including sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition for infants, and tuberculosis. The workshops are prepared by our dedicated staff, rehearsed, and delivered to the community. Lack of infrastructure and education perpetuate the health problems within the community. Hosting such workshops and raising awareness are steps toward putting a stop to some of the most pressing issues for the people. In addition to the numerous public health initiatives, our health center continues to see more than 100 patients a day, free of charge. With our donors’ support, we are able to provide basic and essential care that otherwise, wouldn’t be accessible to the people of Ushpa-Ushpa.
Our work in the area of Community Development has been widening and evolving as well. The past few months, the social workers and psychologists have been increasing their involvement with the neighbouring schools. Providing crucial interventions, and one-on-one tutoring, they are able to facilitate more productive and secure educational and living environments. By providing professional support in the schools, students are better equipped to overcome learning difficulties and obtain quality educations that are necessary for a more successful future.
The women of Tantakuna continue increasing their sales and developing better business skills. Through more participation in selling products at local fairs recently, Tantakuna women have been learning more about how to better market and sell their artisanal products. With the support of Proyecto Horizonte, the women are able to establish contact with international vendors and share their story with those abroad.
Smiles at the Daycare Center
Committed to keeping the community healthy
A member of our Tantakuna Women's Group at work