In 2005, Frederique Kallen founded Mama Alice in the city of Ayacucho to address the urgent needs and challenges facing children in the region such as neglect, domestic violence, alcoholism, sexual abuse, poor hygiene, and malnutrition. In Ayacucho, 50% of children drop out of school before completing their secondary education. Low self-worth and high suicide rates among children and teens permeate the city, an unsurprising statistic given that 70% of children involved with Mama Alice’s programs are victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
NGO Mama Alice is known for deep and broad interventions, changing a community from the inside-out. We work with full transparency to empower people to seize life’s opportunities – using their newfound, improved circumstances to help others in return.