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La Casita de la Paz de Fuente de Vida ( Albergue Inspira)

  • By Gabriela Trelles · Peru, Americas

 

La Casita de la Paz de Fuente de Vida ( Albergue Inspira)

Main aim of the charity

Reduce the mortality of kids with cancer that come from country side with not money and they need a place to sleep , eat and stay during the cancer treatment. without shelter the kids adandon the treatments and die. If we can provide a kid the opportunity of survive why not to help and put all my energies?

How the employee got involved and why

My frriend found Albergue Inspira 10 years ago and i started workiing with him almost 2 years ago. Why? becuase a hight number of kids detected with cancer come from farway village with little or not money to Lima to get medical treatment. Inspira provide a place to stay and healthy food to the kid and 1 family member during the time that the treatment takes (there is not a limit time to stay). Our vision is to decrease the mortality of kids with cancer, the goverment provide the treatment but if they dont have a place to stay in Lima the kids abandond the treatment. we want to provide to our kids the opportunity to survive and walk with them during this difficult journey . Cancer treatment is only available in Lima, and Lukimia the most common cancer for kids, the treatment takes minimun 6 months

What work does the employee do for charity?

I have many responsabilities, actually and part of the board member as a finace and working how to obtain funds that we need in order to be sustainable, 50% administrative roll, during the weekends I try to spend as much as possible with the kids, playing, painting, talking, etc , I also use to cook with the moms specially Sunday. I am responsable to create visibility and to let poeple knows about the work that we are doing for the kids and families. I try to make to feel the kids happy, give them love, caring, to share lunch and dinner time as much as I can. I help to make the shelter a very special place, we not only wanted people to have a place to sleep and food to eat, we want to create a space to help kids be cure

What impact would winning have on the charity?

Every month we are running out of money becuase the donations received are not enough to pay bills and food, depend the amount, the prize will help to pay the renting, buy food, pay utilities. Also we are working in how to get funds to make our dream come true, to start the construction of the new shelter and provide provide more opportunities to the kids

What impact would winning have on the employee?

Like a dream come true, Actually now, I feel like a kid that dream everyday and work in how much i need to do and work to help more kids, i never lose my motivation but winning and providing more option to Inspira will motivate even more to myself I can not express how you can feel if I can offer to more kids the opportunity of survive

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