Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 has had a huge impact around the world, and we are no exception. Due to travel restrictions & bans worldwide, people are no longer travelling, which means no volunteers. This is a big loss of physical help and financial income from the volunteer donation. And given the current global climate it may be a while before we see any more volunteers.

The children and families that Globalteer support are suffering now and all are concerned, as they also have no safety net in Peru. With such uncertainty ahead we need your support now more than ever so we can continue our vital work as soon as Peru's quarantine is lifted to continue supporting the women in Pinagua.

Our Purpose

The Women's Empowerment project is a Globalteer initiative located in Pinagua, Peru. The project functions as a means of income for the women in Pinagua. Because of donors and volunteers, women in Pinagua can run their own businesses and support their families without relying on their husbands.

In the cities, women’s rights, and social movements, are expanding in Peru. But machismo culture is still prevalent in rural areas, like Pinagua. Because of these systemic issues, women still face certain expectations that inhibit them from creating their own path. There are expectations to take care of the house and the children, which inhibits women to have the time for their own income. Taking care of family matters and constructing their own livelihood are deeply rooted concerns for women in Pinagua. Thanks to this project, the women will be able to have more control over their earnings to be able to support their families.

In the cities, women’s rights, and social movements, are expanding in Peru. But machismo culture is still prevalent in rural areas, like Pinagua. Because of these systemic issues, women still face certain expectations that inhibit them from creating their own path. There are expectations to take care of the house and the children, which inhibits women to have the time for their own income. Taking care of family matters and constructing their own livelihood are deeply rooted concerns for women in Pinagua. Thanks to this project, the women will be able to have more control over their earnings to be able to support their families.

Women of Pinagua
Luz, programme coordinator
Pinagua Women's Empowerment

Luz, our Peru Community Programme Manager, knows many of the women from Pinagua personally, as she is working with their children at Picaflor House. In this way, through daily communication with the women, Luz discovered their need for financial independence. In collaboration with the women, they concluded that starting a business through raising cuys would be appropriate work for the women. This is also applicable considering the high demand for cuy in this area. Luz was already in contact with WECO, the women’s group who helped finance the program, and who came to help get the program started.

Cuy Businesses at the Women's Empowerment Project Peru
Empowering Women in Peru
Cuy Businesses for Women in Peru