Marcelina works with our newest partner, Mantay, a leather workshop that provides a second chance for single mothers in Cusco, Peru. La Casa de Acogida Mantay is a refuge for teenage mothers, many of whom have been victims of abuse and are unable to stay with their families. Mantay provides teenage mothers and their children comprehensive care, including accommodation, food, clothing, medical care, counseling, basic education, parental guidance, legal counseling and vocational training. As part of the vocational training program, all of the inhabitants apprentice at a leather workshop on the grounds of the home. Once 18, they transition out of the home with their children but can return to work full-time in the leather workshop, earning sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families.
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