Dear GlobalGiving Supporters:
Another year is almost done at La Casa de Panchita, and with it ends our project “Girls in domestic work: Health = Empowerment in Peru”. Although a bit sad it’s over, we’re happy to be able to say its goals have been accomplished.
Anali Baltazar, a former child domestic worker working as a mentor for the project, has reached out to 28 adolescents in domestic work and educated them in issues related to sexual and reproductive health. She counseled the girls at school, going over key topics in three sessions with each one, helping them to avoid problems and be more confident about their health choices. Anali says, “The girls always came to me with many questions, they all wanted to learn… I felt they didn’t have even one person they could talk to about these things, and I’m glad I got the chance to be the one to listen to them.”
In addition to our progress with the girls, we also want to highlight our work helping Anali become a successful mentor. One of our staff trained her through the entire project, tracking her needs and achievements. Anali´s supervisor says about her: “She has grown so much since the beginning of the project. She’s always eager to ask questions and learn, because she said the girls always come up with new issues and she wants to be prepared for everything. At the school, the principal and teachers know and respect her; she is definitely a role model for the youngest.”
We hope you’re glad to read this final report. We are (and always be) grateful for your contributions to us in this project and wish you a very happy new year.
p.s. This project will be leaving the Global Giving website after the distribution of this report. If you would like to keep supporting our work, please consider donating to our other, ongoing project at Global Giving: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-girls-and-women-peru/