An NGO trying to break
the cycle of poverty
in Arequipa, Peru.
Intiwawa was born as a project for the prevention of gender violence and concern for child labor, ideals that founder Leonel Revilla had very much in mind. Together with a collective of friends, they began working with children in the community of San Isidro, motivated by support for low-income communities in Arequipa, Peru.
Our vision is to provide tools for the children of today to achieve an autonomous community tomorrow, where Intiwawa as an organization is no longer needed. We want to contribute to the integral development of the children and their parents and encourage them to improve their living standards and fulfil their dreams. Another goal of ours is to fight widely spread domestic violence and child labour.
To achieve these goals and fight the main symptoms of poverty Intiwawa carries out projects in several areas:
80 Children and their families
200 Members from 28 countries
collaborate with us
60 Volunteers from 8 countries
13 Years of social support
Voices of Volunteers
My experience with the children in Intiwawa is a combination of feelings of appreciation, encounter, encouragement and worth.
Jhon from Peru
Working at Intiwawa was one of most beautiful experiences of my life and I will always have a family in Peru.
Betsy from the US
In Intiwawa I encountered open, optimistic and loving people, great adventures and beautiful landscapes.