Mama Alice and our work

Mama Alice is an independent foundation, legally recognized by the Peruvian state and registered with APCI (Agencia Peruana de Cooperación Internacional). This is the Peruvian government body responsible for monitoring international cooperation organizations.

Our NGO was founded in Ayacucho in 2004, and we continue to make a meaningful impact to this day.

We are known for our 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 and improved circumstances to help others in return.

Through the aid of our donors, we currently support permanent change for approximately 500 Peruvians directly each year. Indirectly, our work supports countless more.

With your help, we can increase both the scale and value of our project for Peruvian society. As a small, innovative NGO, we can constantly reflect on our work, and evaluate and improve it, thus ensuring the greatest impact.

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We work across five key areas of intervention:

1. Education

Lowering dropout rates, improving school results, and focussing on female participation.

 2. Families

Improving communication within families. Tackling and preventing domestic and sexual violence, and empowerment within the family.

3. Socio-cultural

The neighbourhood is organized better. Organizations work together, engage in preventive activities, and develop a better social infrastructure while retaining cultural identity.

4. Health

Treatment of physical and mental health, preventative measures and hygiene practices.

5. Financial

Young people have better access to the labour market (vocational training), and better knowledge of labour rights and employer/employee obligations, through the creation of internships and work opportunities.