Children  Peru Project #25569

One Year Physiotherapy for 30 Burned Peruvian Kids

by Asociacion de Ayuda al Nino Quemado Vetted since 2016


This project will provide 30 burned children with steady physiotherapy for 1 year. Burns are one of the most painful accidents that a person can suffer from; moreover they produce a physical and psychological trauma that accompanies a victim for his whole life. 70% of all of ANIQUEM's patients are minors below the age of 6 of whom 70% have had accidents with hot liquids and 20% with fire. In nearly all of the cases these children come from low income families that cannot afford proper treatment.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges that burn accidents constitute a major problem of public health that affects mainly countries of low or medium income, where more than 95% of all deaths due to burns are registered. In Peru, 90% of all burn accidents occur at home (kitchen) affecting principally kids. First aid is normally performed at state hospitals. However the actual subsequent rehabilitation of victims is left aside making ANIQUEM the only burn rehabilitation site in Peru.


ANIQUEM is a Peruvian NGO that runs entirely on donations of the private sector. Since 1999 it has provided more than 4,700 victims of burn accidents, mostly children, with the appropriate medical and psychological support free of cost. It raises awareness and informs the public about the issue in order to prevent these kind of accidents from happening. ANIQUEM also fights bullying at school, visits its patients, supports them to obtain scholarships and fosters hence their social reintegration.

Long-Term Impact

Providing 30 burned Peruvian children with free, highly specialized and customized physiotherapy will give them the chance to rehabilitate physically and regain strength. Thus preventing the loss of motricity after the burn accidents that caused physical as well as mental scars. The children will also learn how to live with their impacted burned body parts. This will therefore affect their self-esteem and childhood positively and make them ambassadors of a more tolerant and equal society.


Physiotherapy at ANIQUEM [Video]
Prevention at ANIQUEM [Video]
Social & psychological service at ANIQUEM [Video]
Cesar's testimonial, ex patient of ANIQUEM [Video]

Organization Information

Asociacion de Ayuda al Nino Quemado

Location: Lima - Peru
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Aniquem
Project Leader:
Jonas Blumel
Lima, Peru

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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