Our social work is focused on the work and direct social intervention, we differentiate ourselves from the majority of organizations to build and develop projects, activities and programs of our own, focused on achieving an effective and practical collaboration in coordination with the population and people who live in it. land, we think that a direct form of work has greater benefits for all, especially for the populations we help, for us it would be very easy to place volunteers in state schools, kindergartens or hospitals, but, we know very well that these have personnel and professionals paid by the state, and we prefer to be next to people who most need our help and strength, coexisting with their reality and being part of them.
Below the two areas where we work today:
Huancayo in the Mantaro Valley
Mantaro valley is located in the Central Andes of Peru, one of the largest Andean valleys. It has a population of around one million inhabitants. Its activities revolve around agriculture and commerce, and it is surrounded by a multitude of small villages dedicated to agriculture and livestock. Its small family businesses have become famous, producing arts, crafts and cloths, as well as working with silversmithing.
Cusco in southern Peru
The city of Cusco is well known for offering a very interesting touristic circuit related to the Inca culture, it has an enormous series of attractions, from ancient and impressive Inca ruins such as Machupichu, Ollantaytambo or Sacsayhuaman, our work is being established in areas and towns around this city, in economically depressed areas and that are quite far from any influence of the tourist sector, there are abundant families mainly Quechua that survive in difficult situation of economic type and little or no state support.
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From the areas where we do our social work:
Although we develop our projects trying to include new towns and villages within the Mantaro Valley, the city of Cusco and surroundings, our main work focuses on Cerro Hermosa, an area located 20 minutes walk from the city, principally as a place The arrival of many migrant families from provinces classified by the international development agencies as "extreme poverty and necessity" (Junin, Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Andahuaylas and central jungle), because all of them are part of the main least developed Peruvian focus Or socially and economically excluded " Vrae ", as well as families from diverse towns in the provinces of Anta, Paruro, Quispicanchi and Urubamba, who are attracted by the promise of a better life for their families.
They have settled there, often very numerous, who share almost the same history and situation: having to have migrated in search of a better life and better living conditions for their children, usually the parents are underemployed or they work in factories of bricks that abound in the surroundings or look for the life in the city like day laborers and street vendors in local markets.
This areas lacks the basic services of potable water and sewage, there is no
Health services and the health situation is extreme, with too many cases of chronic child and maternal malnutrition, as well as preventable diseases with the simple basic notion of clean habits and healthy environments.
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Socially speaking, most of these people speak the language Quechua, language of the ancient Inca Empire, as well as basic English, these families have been excluded from any notion of development, and when they reach these areas around the cities, their way of adaptation Is slow, difficult and frustrating, many of these people developing negative social habits such as alcoholism, domestic violence, negative social practices, family abandonment and others. Such as carelessness in the education of children, their families and their personal development.
It is a difficult area, with small family dwellings dotting the slopes of a great mountain, houses mostly made of mud and mud bricks, with many domestic animals around, and endless little children playing and wallowing in the dust Red clay that abounds on the ground .
We socially intervene with the illusion of helping to give better quality of life to the people who need it most and to see in their smiles of gratitude the only and most brilliant sample of payment that we need to continue with our direct social work here In the Andes of Peru.