As you read this introduction, young girls, ages 14 to 16, are secretly struggling with their pregnancy while having no means or capability to start a healthy family or even a healthy relationship with their partner.
In my memory this is a glorious age, when life is at its peak, one has big dreams and a hopeful future. Getting pregnant without any support from their young partner or parents takes this bright and positive experience away from them, leaving an unrecoverable loss of innocence and the beauty of youth.
All over the Andes there are millions of women who don’t have the freedom to decide over their education, bodies and future.In the rural patriarchal communities of the Andes women’s ability to choose their education and career path is very limited and a code of silence prevents these women from talking and addressing their mental and feminine issues. This code of silence is applied in many fields of life such as sexual matters, relationships, health and more.
Here at Lucy we address these issues in order to give the women of these communities the power to decide themselves about their lives and bodies and fulfill their full potential.
Our team is comprised of a sexual education teacher, a lawyer, a midwife, a doctor and an economist, With their help we strive to help these women in as many aspects of their lives as possible.
In order to get help to these women, we first reach out to the leaders of the communities and explain them how our workshops are beneficial for their communities. We commit to buy local products and hire local people from the communities for our workshops, these way we also support the local economy.