Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru

by Asociacion Grupo de Trabajo Redes (AGTR) Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Staff Favorite Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru
Give girls in domestic work a safe place in Peru

Throughout the summer, we took advantage of a very nice little terrace at our house, which has been very useful for activities with girls and women, such as self-esteem workshops and English classes. Large pots with plants and flowers surround the walls, which gives us the illusion of a garden (we do not have one) and creates a friendly space, which favors dialogue.

Thinking about our house fills me with joy. It is old and small, but it shelters and protects us, especially on Sundays, when it is filled with girls and women, who dedicate themselves to serving others, but here can laugh, learn, make friends and be free. Thanks to your support, La casa de Panchita is still open and at their service.

Best regards,

Blanca Figueroa


Dear Friends,

As the new year began, we looked back at 2018 and we would like to thank you for your continued support, which allowed us to help a great deal of domestic workers improve their living conditions. We would like to share with you some of last year’s results:

- 2,284 domestic workers received information on the Peruvian law regulating domestic work and were motivated to take part in AGTR’s empowering workshops;
- 750 domestic workers took part in our workshops, improving their self-esteem, their knowledge of their labor rights and learning how to manage and improve the relationship with their employers;
- 274 domestic workers were placed in jobs with a fair salary and dignified working conditions;
- 87 domestic workers received counseling and were able to preserve and/or improve their jobs.

We are grateful for this results and we are determined to keep helping women employed as domestic workers improve their livelihoods, as they are usually internal migrants from poor Andean regions, now living in low income peripheral areas of Lima, with children. Thank you!

Best regards,

Blanca Figueroa

Photo by Morgana Vargas Llosa
Photo by Morgana Vargas Llosa

Dear Friends,

Today we would like to share with you a ten-minute tv report that "La Otra Ruta" (The Other Route) has made about our coallegue, Sofía Mauricio, which was broadcasted several times on RPP TV, one of Peru's main news agencies and a channel with national coverage.

We invite you to watch the report through the link included in this message.

The program is in Spanish, but even so it is possible to appreciate the work of Sofia at La Casa de Panchita. We would be very happy if you could dedicate a few minutes to watching the video, to learn more about our Casa... a home that remains always open thanks to your support and encouragement.
Thank you!

Bests,

Blanca Figueroa

Links:

Last Sunday (July 15th) at AGTR-La Casa de Panchita we celebrated our 29th anniversary! We had lots of fun activities with girls and also with adult domestic workers. They made beautiful dreamcatcher to hang in their rooms, with colorful twine and feathers and after lunch everybody had cake! It was a really nice celebration and we are very happy to have made it this far!

We have accomplished a lot, thanks to your support, during the past 29 years, but we still have a long way to go. We are confident that together we will keep empowering girls in child domestic labor and women facing exploitation.

Today is Bonus Day and GlobalGiving will match all donations to our project at 50% (till 11:59pm EDT to until funds ran out). There are $ 120,000 available in matching funds! Please consider making a donation today and increase the impact of your support. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Blanca Figueroa

Winter came on June 21st and brought the cold and the drizzles. We had to suspend the trips with the girls to the parks and the beach. Luckily, we have very cozy spaces in our venue, because La Casa de Panchita is located in a very nice old house.

Now La Casa de Panchita carries out alternative activities, in addition to empowerment workshops, which continue as usual. We have shown animated films, such as "Coco", that the girls loved (many of them never went to the movies). Obviously, there was no shortage of popcorn.

Several adult workers are participating in guitar workshops, offered by one of our volunteers, which give a touch of joy to the gray winter Sundays of Lima.

We all strive so that our special space protects us, shelters us, gives us joys on Sundays and helps us forget the problems of the week. Much work, abuse and loneliness, due to the absence of the family and the distance from our place of origin.

How do we do it? Partly thanks to your continued support; partly thanks to workers like Ophelia, who for years has received those who come to our venue, or like Blanca Y, who prepares delicious lunches; partly thanks to an amazing team of volunteers. We add all these parts, however small they may be, and our warm space is created: La Casa de Panchita.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

 

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Asociacion Grupo de Trabajo Redes (AGTR)

Location: Lima, Peru - Peru
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Blanca Figueroa
Lima, Peru
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