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Changing the lives of child domestic workers in Peru

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  • Current result

    $46,157 raised of $55,000 goal
    249 donations$8,843 to go

    Current result

    $46,157 raised of $55,000 goal
    249 donations$8,843 to go

  • Summary

    Jugando Aprendo, translated from Spanish as “learning to play,” is a safe space created to encourage children trapped in domestic work in Peru through mentorship. The organization is headed by people from the same neighborhood who used to be domestic workers and attend the program.

  • $55,000

    Total goal

  • $8,843

    Remaining

  • 169

    Donors

  • 5

    Years

  • Challenge

    Many children live in slums on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Because of the abject poverty in these areas, the majority of them are compelled to work as domestic servants. Children under 10 years old often suffer from burns during cooking and are subject to toxic chemicals while cleaning the house. As a result of their hard work, many of them do not attend school and do not have time to play with friends. They are not only forced to abandon childhood but also give birth to second-class citizens.

  • Solution

    Children have to live in a sustained environment. Jugando Aprendo provides continuous training by former child domestic workers. Books, maps, and games are available for all children. They will be useful to improve their level of learning. The Jugando Aprendo center will provide children with a water supply system and high-quality drinking water. The center's psychologist will be responsible for children's physical and emotional health.

  • Long-Term Impact

    This project offers poor children more equal capabilities to reach a better future for them and their future families. When children are forced to select work instead of education, they are deprived of the opportunity to build better lives. Jugando Aprendo seeks to break the cycle of poverty, passing from generation to generation, by providing a sustainable and very important enhancement of living conditions.