CIMA IS HOPE
For These Children
According to UNICEF, an estimated 170,000,000 Latin Americans are in absolute poverty. In Peru, 14 of the population is in extreme poverty or destitution, equivalent to 3 and a half million people, of which 2 million are children and adolescents.
Peru is a young country, 30 are children and 14 are teenagers (INEI – 1993). In Lima alone, approximately 1500 to 2000 children and adolescents live on the street, aged between 6 and 17.
This phenomenon is the result of the family crisis we are experiencing, the increase in dysfunctional families, extreme poverty, violence and child abuse originated within the family nucleus, migration to Lima that causes overcrowding of members of one or more families in precarious houses that do not have basic services and the crisis of values that our society lives. All this causes every day a child to escape from their home and seek refuge in the street.
These children sleep where they can (river, public squares, abandoned houses) and form groups that move through various areas of the city. In most cases these children engage in illicit activities such as theft or deception. Dirty, ragged, very precarious health, they are mostly engaged in the use of drugs such as basic cocaine paste or inhale solvent vapours such as terokal, exposing themselves to dependence and subsequently to severe brain damage.
Unfortunately, the Peruvian government does not have the resources to solve the problem of child crime. CIMA depends entirely with the support of people like you.
To learn more about our Home House and how to join our family between the “Help Us Help” link.
At CIMA’s home we work in a dedicated and efficient way, but we need to request donations to remain operational. Help us help today that the children need it and will be grateful.
Without the help of transparent and serious organizations like CIMA these children would have no hope. CIMA was founded on the principle of giving hope to children and adolescents, without it who would be left in the streets facing terrible consequences. CIMA is hope for these children and for Peru