Name: Construyendo Vidas 2010
Area: Social Assistance- Construction
Who We Help: Poor families in our different centers of social assistance.
Objectives: Give families in extreme poverty a good place to live, improving their quality of life through construction or remodeling of their houses.
Program Description: In our programs there are many children that come from families in extreme poverty and live on the little that their parents earn. In general, these families have many children (4 on average) and live in very precarious houses where the kitchen, the bedrooms, the living room, the bathroom, etc. all share the same environment. The floors and walls are made of dirt, the roof is made of old tiles and has leaks, and many houses are without doors. They also have very little and what they have is worn out. They share beds with 3 or 4 family members, and their furniture and belongings are deteriorating as well their tables, chairs, etc.
Necessary Characteristics of a Volunteer:
For this project a volunteer should:
All volunteers receive assistance, work materials, accreditation, and certification from our organization.
Dates: All months
Minimum Length of volunteer work: One Month
Work Schedule: At least 4 hours per day
Free time: Volunteers work Monday through Friday and have weekends free to rest, read, visit different tourist attractions in the area, go on excursions, or take one of the curses organized by Expand Peru.Our organization does not accept payments beforehand or through the internet. Payments are made within three days after the volunteer arrives in Huancayo. Volunteers can pay in the Peruvian currency (nuevos soles), American dollars, or in Euros.