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Intiwawa e.V.

managed by Melanie Kneissl

About us

Intiwawa is a dynamic and young organization with the goal of fighting poverty in the slums of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. Founded as a German-Peruvian organization in 2007, we now consist of an international team volunteering in Peru and in Germany.

Our goal is the integral development of the children and their parents and a sustainable improvement of their living standards. To achieve this goal and fight the symptoms of poverty, Intiwawa carries out projects in several areas:

Education: Homework support, English classes, computer classes
Health: Dentist project, healthy nutrition, personal hygiene
Strengthening sociocultural values: Social workshops and cultural workshops
Strengthening environmental values: Recycling, planting plants
Projects with the parents: Parent’s School, Knitting projects for the mothers

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In order to make our goal reality we require as much support as possible, from volunteers, donors, and sponsors.

Thank you very much for your valuable support!

Latest project news

Start of semi-prestential activities - inauguration ceremony

  Melanie Kneissl  23 July 2021 at 10:45 AM

Last Monday, July 12th, our Madres Luchadoras Project started its semi-presential activities at Casa Intiwawa, in a very emotional ceremony, which was attended by national and international volunteers, our founder Leonel, our current and past General Director, President and of course by our Madres Luchadoras.
This first step marks a great beginning for our goals this year which include a holistic training program through textile & personal finance training, socio-emotional support and a new program: "Self-care" classes.

All this would not be possible without you. Thank you so much for supporting us!

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