An NGO working with
vulnerable communities in Arequipa
to break the cycle of poverty.
Intiwawa was born to socially empower low-income families in communities of Arequipa which face high levels of child labor and domestic violence. Founder Leonel Revilla, together with a collective of friends, began working with children in the community of Mollebaya to support local families in improving their quality of life through education. From there, Intiwawa grew and developed new programs, in response to the needs of the local communities.
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 contribute to the integral development of the children and their parents, giving them the tools to fulfil their dreams through education.
To achieve our vision and break the cycle of poverty in Arequipa, we focus our projects in the following areas:
Through our educational programs, Intiwawa works to bridge the gap in the children’s academic growth and support their personal development. We also work closely with the parents to provide them with the tools they need to manage the various educational, social and health issues facing their families.
Voices of the Intiwawa Community
Intiwawa is a place where I learn and have fun. I have learned to express myself.
Oliver, Intiwawa Student
Intiwawa has enabled me to make my dreams a reality. It has helped me to get out of the house and move forward. It has empowered me both personally and professionally.
Macni, Madres Luchadoras and member of the Parents School
The teachers are outstanding, they always supported me and were some of the most important people in our lives.