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Project information

OUTREACH 2019

The Outreach Program began in May 2009 with the aim of offering vital in house support, therapy and bathroom building projects to families living in severe poverty with at least one child identified with a learning difficulty or disability or in a high risk situation.

January 2019 - January 2020

Charity information: Kiya Survivors

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  • Need

    Need

    We work with many families living in rural areas where getting to the local village or finding a project to support them is often a mission in its own right. Many of them are single parent families with young children, are in abusive relationships, have a debilitating illness or a child with a disability. Our Outreach Programmes aims to provide the support they need in their homes as well as teaching them necessary skills to improve their quality of life and live more independently.

    Solution

    •Assessment of needs and risks of the family situation
    •Counselling/psychotherapy
    •Physiotherapy/speech therapy
    •Education: health; hygiene and practical advice on how to improve their homes within their possibilities; nutrition; their rights in society
    •Practical advice on how to look after their children
    • Water connection/building bathrooms/providing essentials like mattresses and blankets
    •Facilitating contact and acting as a representative for the family with local schools, clinics etc

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide the tools and education to encourage a family to improve their quality of life.


    Activities

    » Our team of local professionals: Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Social Worker, will visit the families, assess and provide the relevant support

    What success will look like

    Our teams have a reporting system whereby they take photos of the family and their home on every visit as well as an assessment sheet. This allows us to monitor progress.


  • Impact

    Impact

    To provide families with the knowledge, tools and support to improve their lives. One example is of a lady who was struggling to support her family financially. She was a street vendor but was old and weak and found lugging her goods around very tiring. So, the Outreach programme provided a cart so she could move her goods around. She has since trippled her monthly income! We monitor this through observation, her new books system we taught her so we can see how she is progressing, and photos.

    Risk

    -Health risks to the team as the shantys we work in are often dirty: Face masks and gloves
    -Abuse: Staff always make visits together
    -Dehydration: Ensuring staff have kitty for energy bars and drinks
    -Climate: Ensuring staff have suitable foot wear and clothing/sun screen

    Reporting

    Monthly updates directly from the onsite Manager including a break down of costs, successes and frustrations/problems encountered.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £26,200

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Van To purchase a van to enable us to reach families further afield.
      £4,200 Fuel and insurance Sufficient to allow us to support and visit 40 families throughout the year
      £3,600 Social worker Anual salary
      £3,600 Driver and Translator Anual salary
      £3,600 Psychologist Anual salary
      £1,200 Building materials to provide sufficient funds to build 4 bathrooms-one a quarter
  • Background

    Location

    We are based in Urubamba, a small Andean village in the Cuzco region.

    Beneficiaries

    Families living in poverty; children and women in high risk situations; children with disability or learning difficulty; single parents.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running this programme since 2009 and have years of knowledge and experience but sadly, in 2015 we were forced, due to loss of funding, to withdraw the programme. We have recently begun building the programme back up again due to a visible need from many of the families who we come in to contact with through our therapy project with the local authorities. We have some sponsorship money for 2018 but are seeking urgent funds to allow us to continue and grow in 2019.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Rodrigo

    He is our Psychologist who will assess families in their homes and create their 'life improvement programme'

    Liset

    Physiotherapist - she will visit the families and teach the families how to do exercises in able to help their child in their own homes.

    GianCarlo

    Project Manager who will write reports, assist staff with planning and liase with local authorities and sponsors etc.

    Social Worker

    Yet to be employed but their role is vital in ascertaining families situations and liasing with authorities helping create a life plan for them

OUTREACH 2013

An amazing charity, directly helping many of the most needy and underprivileged people in Peru. Whether you donate or volunteer, you will definitely feel you’ve actually contributed towards helping lives.

Mathew Meany, Supporter