Empowering at-risk Teenage Girls in Peru

by Emprendedoras del Hogar
Empowering at-risk Teenage Girls in Peru


Teenage girls who attend night high schools in Peru were once forced-labor children, most of them have been working as domestic workers forever. Never had the opportunity to choose. Through specialized workshops & a follow-up program we will empower them, help them find fair jobs when needed and connect them with universities and institutes to apply for career opportunities and scholarships. As a result, they will be professional women able to build the prosperous life they all deserve.

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Peruvian countryside girls use to arrive to the cities full of dreams with the promise of education and better life opportunities to end up doing domestic chores for-free for the people who kidnapped them. Once they scape tend to find jobs as domestic workers, the most of the times with unfair conditions. Sometimes they are lucky enough to attend to high-school. Unfortunately, more than 50% of them would leave school before graduating due to pregnancy, lack of job, or a violent boyfriend.


We will offer specialized life-skills workshops to night high-school students, girls from 16 to 22 years old, to encourage them dream big and go for those dreams. Will help them find fair jobs (salaries at least 140% minimum wage, max eight working hours per/day, signed contract). Moreover, will launch the fourth edition of our Vocational Orientation Fair, a major event to connect them with universities and technical institutes who will present their career opportunities and scholarships.

Long-Term Impact

With this project we will help teenagers, ex forced labor girls, to become professional women and disrupt the cycle of poverty for them and their families, to thrive. Moreover, through this will seed the foundations of cultural change in Peruvian society that promotes domestic work with education opportunities as a temporary step to keep scaling into the education ladder, as the new platform that empowers women giving them the capacity to choose, to build bright future. As they all deserve.


Organization Information

Emprendedoras del Hogar

Location: Lima - Peru
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ehperu
Emprendedoras del Hogar
Claudia Esparza
Project Leader:
Claudia Esparza
Lima, Peru

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