DREAM, PLAN, ACT
In our search to find ways to reach out to young domestic workers, we visited night schools, now called CEBA (Alternative Basic Education Centers). Schools in which young people between the ages of 16 and 25 study, who were child laborers as children and due to their situation of extreme poverty did not have access to educational opportunities.
We found domestic workers, car washers, street vendors, restaurant assistants, civil construction helpers, waitresses, a universe of young people determined to overcome their past through education, and we decided to accompany them on their way.
We designed the Dream, Plan, Act program for them. To share personal growth tools that allow them to continue growing, that allow them to use that immense strength that they have within to overcome adversity and use it to their advantage to go as far as their dreams allow them.
In addition, each year we organize a career guidance fair for them, so that they hear and see first-hand the educational opportunities that await them. Top-notch universities and institutes approach them with benefits so that they can continue to build their path to the prosperous future they deserve.
STUDENT DOMESTIC WORKER
We are convinced that the combination of domestic worker + educational opportunities will be the new idea that will transform the world we know, empowering hundreds of thousands of women, and changing their lives, those of their families, those of their communities, and those of the generations that will come after them.
A student worker is a domestic worker who studies outside of her working hours because she is determined to become a professional. She has committed employers who respect her right to educational opportunities. She is a woman who will have more and better resources to build a solid and prosperous future. She will break the cycle of poverty in which she lived, and both she and her family will have a better life expectancy.
In a transversal way, we provide psycho-emotional support, training in risk prevention and occupational accidents, legal guidance and advice on labor relations for the entire community of workers.
In this way we are sowing the basis for the cultural change that we seek to achieve in Peruvian society within the framework of the modifications and improvements promoted by Emprendedoras del Hogar for the Domestic Workers Law 31047 approved in 2020 in Peru.
EMPOWERING VENEZUELAN MIGRANT WOMEN
Starting in 2017, a large migration of Venezuelans began to arrive in Peru. By 2021 more than 1,200,000 Venezuelans had arrived in Peru escaping poverty, violence and dictatorship in their country. Half of the migrants who arrived are women, most of whom are in vulnerable situations.
Loop is a project that we work together with Nanas & Amas, which consists of connecting Venezuelan migrant women with job opportunities to clean houses and offices through a mobile application.
This project, generously financed by USAID and the IDB, allows dozens of Venezuelan women to have a good income, control their time, take care of their children, study, and live with dignity while they find a job related to their profession.
Through Emprendedoras del Hogar we develop communication strategies to tell the stories of the members, for migrant women who left everything in their country to start a new life in Peru, promoting the connection between the Peruvian and the Venezuelan population, through empathy, recognition in the other, respect and solidarity.
In all our projects
One of the things that distinguishes Emprendedoras del Hogar is that we firmly believe in the total accompaniment of the person, in that job opportunities and better living conditions have to go hand in hand with greater well-being on a personal level. Furthermore, we believe that, if we are not well on the inside, it is more difficult to identify and take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. Therefore, one of our commitments to domestic workers is to always accompany them, to support and to help them. In all our projects, in a transversal way and according to the needs, we offer: