In Alto Trujillo, Peru many mothers don’t have the time to work, cook and help their children with homework. Instead, they stay at home and care for their children rather than going to work. This caused many problems within the household of these mothers. Since they couldn’t work they couldn’t provide their children with good food. In addition, mothers who couldn’t either read or write, or who came home late after work would have arguments with their children about homework assignments. The Ministry of the Good Shepherd is currently supporting 10 child care centers that will alleviate the need for Peruvian mothers to stay at home and look after their children.
The 10 Child Care Centers are located in homes of various volunteers who they themselves are also mothers. The centers are providing care for over 107 children. The Care Centers will provide daily supervision as well as meals to feed all the children. In addition to receiving food, the Care Centers also provide academic support for the children in place of their mothers. The 10 Child Care Centers are located at the end of the Parish in Alto Trujillo, in Barrio1A and Barrio 4.
Funds from many different sources such as Parish Fundraising and independent donations will enable the Child Care Centers to keep supporting the Alto Trujillo community. Additionally, the Board of Directors from the Ministry of the Good Shepherd are monitoring the progress of the care centers in Alto Trujillo. Furthermore, with the help of the Sisters of Mercy from Peru, the Ministry of the Good Shepherd can better distribute their acquired resources efficiently. With the continued support from the Ministry of the Good Shepherd, Sisters of Mercy, and the individual contributions, the Child Care Centers will continue to stay active.
For more information regarding the Ministry of the Good Shepherd, please visit http://www.ministryofthegoodshepherd.org/child-care-centers/