The program for children started in 2016 and focused on children that were basically living in the streets while their parents were away from the home at work all day. In the meetings, they had a biblical lesson and were taught the importance of saving. In 2017, we started working with children who were working and not attending school. Many worked in the market, carrying heavy loads just to earn a few coins.
We meet every other week and teach Bible studies, savings and business skills. They make their own piggy banks from recycled products. The experience has been very interesting. Some children have succeeded in saving an amount that they never thought possible. They try to save their money and not spend it on superficial things. Before learning to save, they would buy candies and toys but now they are learning to save. Along with the savings component, they are receiving other trainings on self-esteem, business, etc. all with a focus on biblical principles.
Kallarisunchis still has many challenges and there is much work to be accomplished. We hope to reach more people but to do that we need to mobilize more people to join us. We trust God to give us more opportunities to serve Him and the people of Peru