Our Story

The Women's Empowerment Project is part of the Gloablteer initiative. Globalteer is a UK Registered Charity making a difference by creating lasting, positive change for the communities we serve. We achieve this through initiatives in education, community development, wildlife rescue, environmental conservation and service learning. Globalteer runs projects for children, communities and animal care. We also support ethical overseas partners by sending volunteers and financial support.

At Globalteer we work closely with the communities we serve to find solutions that serve them rather than imposing our belief on them. We understand that working with the communities is the best way to create sustainable solutions that work. It was through the close relationship with communities that the Women's Empowerment Project was born. We recognised a need to help women in Peru gain more control in their lives and be better equipped to support their families. Like all our projects, we tailor made a solution to help the women in a way that's sustainable for them.

As a UK Register Charity, the Charity Commission conducts audits on our finances. Therefore, you can rest assure that any kind donation you make is being use responsibility to make a difference and help the women we support!

Jim Elliot, Globalteer Founder & General Manager

Jim founded Globalteer in 2006 to help match carefully selected projects and NGO with much needed volunteers. He has lived in both Siem Reap, Cambodia and Cusco, Peru where Globalteer's 2 offices are located. During his time in both Siem Reap and Cusco he recognised varying needs in the communities that needed to be addressed. His passion to help people has driven him to find ways to address these needs and help the communities.

Jim Elliott Globalteer Founder and General Manager
Luz Chapi, Community Programme Manager

Luz has been with Globalteer for 5 years and is passionate about her work and helping people. In addition to running our after-school education Programme, Picaflor House, Luz is in charge of identifying new initiatives to develop new projects to help local communities. By working closely with the communities she is able to identify long-term, sustainable solutions that address real needs. Luz speaks Spanish, English and the local indigenous language, Quechua; which is extremely useful to her work as many people in rural villages of Peru only speak Quechua.

Community Programme Manager, Womens Empowerment Project Peru