Chichuchas Wasi

Peru

Chicuchas Wasi (CW) began in 1987 focused on the society’s tolerated human rights violations of the many abandoned children, as young as 6 years old, surviving alone on the streets of Cusco, Peru. CW created a safe house including nutrition, health care, school, life skills, and more.

Chicuchas Wasi (CW) School for Girls provides free, primary education, emphasizing personal development, empowerment, and academics. We stress personal values, integrity, self-esteem and social responsibility for an adult life of quality, dignity, gender equality, and financial independence. Chicuchas Wasi School maintains a big presence in the community with cultural celebrations, supporting social issues and women’s issues and to spread the value and importance of education for girls.

Since their foundation they have supported 300 number of girls in Cusco, Peru.

Impact

In response to Covid-19, we sent US$19,000 from our reserve funds plus an additional US$1,650 from a fund raising campaign through ‘Munch On’ to provide food parcels for 126 families living in remote villages as well as learning materials so the girls could continue their studies until the school in Cusco re-opens in March 2021.  The school has been further able to set up an account with a local food supplier instead of shopping at the open markets which was not only safer but has resulted in 20% savings.

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