PAL Charity Projects


Disabled People

Only 17% of disabled people in Peru attend school. They receive little funding from government and it is left to their families to give any care and assistance they can. Most times the facilities are minimal. We support the “Hogar”. This is a hostel where the disabled from the Campo can stay while accessing treatment in Lima.

El Hogar can cater for 50 patients at a time, 25 women and 25 men. All of the patients come from the provinces, some from 400 or 500 miles away.   They come to stay in the Hostel to enable them access treatment in the Hospitals in Lima. Without this place they could not access treatment. Pal has already provided them with a car to transfer patients back and forth to Hospitals.

Many of them come to have prosthetic limbs fitted and to undergo the rehabilitation this requires. Most of the therapies they need are provided in the Hostel. In Lima it costs around a €1,000 to have a prosthetic limb fitted along with the training and rehabilitation therapies, most of these poor people cannot afford this amount of money.

When fitted with a prosthesis, these people can resume a normal productive life. Without it they are destined  for poverty and isolation.

Micro Enterprises


PAL helps poor people set up their own business as a way of getting out of the poverty trap. We are working with Redesol in Colombia, a network of small businesses of varying sizes and scope. We are working with them to build a centre with administration, workshop and marketing facilities.

PAL enterprise projects

PAL supports Asproma who took people off the Rubbish dumps in Brazil and set up a recycling Centre which now employs 24 full time workers in clean sustainable employment. The business has won two National awards for Ecology.

Disadvantaged Women


The Latin American culture is very male dominated and lots of women are subject to sexual and physical abuse. Gangs and drugs are rampant in these deprived areas. The projects allow the women to meet, discuss business, educate one another in the ways of commerce and strengthen each other’s resolve to improve their lives and that of their families.

Children


Many of our Projects work with young people and children. In Lima, Peru, one of our Projects cater for worker children, who come from one of the most dangerous and poor areas of Lima. These children, as young as 7 year of age have to work to support their families.

We offer them a centre where they can have proper meals everyday, education support, and a recreation centre to keep them off the streets where they get in involved in street gangs and drugs. Other children’s projects are situated in a shanty town in Buenos Aires and on the outskirts of Bogotá in Colombia. Many of the young people and children from Colombia are refugees from the ongoing guerrilla warfare in that country.

© Copyright www.palcharityprojects.ie - Theme by Pexeto