Mama Alice is an NGO based in Ayacucho – one of the poorest regions of Peru. We work with the most vulnerable members of Ayacucho’s society – focusing on children, young people and families who are facing issues such as domestic violence, alcoholism, sexual abuse, malnutrition and unemployment. These issues have a devastating impact on physical wellbeing, mental health and social relationships. We therefore place education and psychology at the core of our approach, so that the impact we make lasts for good.
We currently support 500 Peruvians each year directly– Through our educational and psychosocial work, and hospitality training center. Indirectly, our work impacts many more people – breaking down social barriers, changing community attitudes, and creating a safer and more economically prosperous region. We work with local partners and the government to make sure that our help is culturally sensitive, practical and sustainable.