Making a Difference to Mothers and Children
CHAVIN´s mutual connexion with Peru is not limited to the companies and employees that extract our materials and craft our fine jewellery. We have partnered with the charity SOS Children to support its family strengthening programme in the community centre “Luz y Vida” in Lima, Peru. SOS Children is active in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide providing support for orphans and vulnerable children. Our work with SOS Children will be directed to individual families in the region of our manufacturing.
CHAVIN will contribute to the development of SOS Children’s community centre “Luz y Vida”. The family strengthening programme improves the economic situation of local families by giving training. It also provides help with dealing with family problems: women are taught how to tackle domestic violence, and SOS Children makes sure that they have access to basic knowledge that we take for granted in the Western world such as health topics like birth control. All of these issues are discussed in talks and role plays. Chavin is working with SOS Children’s jewellery making course which is part of the project. The class teaches single mothers to create commercial costume jewellery out of plastic pearls and metal filaments to help them secure a small additional income to improve the quality of life for themselves and their children.