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MySmallHelp Peru believes that all children and disabled people should have access to their basic human rights and that providing education and health care is the key to a brighter future.

SPONSOR a child or disabled person through MySmalllHelp and help not just one individual but a whole group of beneficiaries. Sponsorship funds are collected to help us to grow the projects as a whole and funds are allocated on a needs basis prioritising the basic access to education.

MySmallHelp is the start of an incredible one-to-one relationship between you and your sponsored child or disabled person.

As a sponsor, you will receive:
Annual update on your sponsored child or disabled person.
Photos, letters and/or art work.
Annual e-newsletter update on the whole project.

lf you would like to know any additional information about the person you are sponsoring our team will endeavour to answer any questions. MySmallHelp can also let you know what the person you are sponsoring needs if you want to send a birthday or christmas gift by post. We can also arrange for you to come and meet them if you would like!

Your sponsorship will be reviewed on an annual basis and if it is decided that sponsorship is no longer needed for the person you are sponsoring we will give you details of a new person we would like you to sponsor.

MYSMALLHELP IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SPONSORS FOR....

 
 
 
  Lourdes Mariana
General summary
 
  Name: Lourdes Mariana
  Age: 5
 
   
 

Little Lourdes (or Lulu, as she is affectionately known) was born with Down syndrome and has a moderate intellectual disability. She also suffers from dental problems and is lactose intolerant. Lulu is a sweet, kind-hearted individual who is always concerned with the welfare of her classmates and who tries to help with everything. Lulu attends the Arco Iris School five days a week where she participates in group activities, recreation (especially dance) and individual therapy to stimulate her functional skills. She is a very cheerful and interactive student, who hardly misses a day of class and is always happy to study. Lulu would benefit from donations towards a surgery to improve her heart condition and for dental surgery.

 
 

MySmallHelp Peru is looking for someone to sponsor or buy a gift for Lourdes Mariana

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR BUY A GIFT FOR Lourdes Mariana      
 
 
  Leonel
General summary
 
  Name: Leonel
  Age: 8
 
   
 

Born with a hearing impairment, Leonel does not speak and can only understand speech when spoken to loudly and through lip-reading. He is an extremely bright and imaginative child, and has created a language of his own through hand gestures which almost anybody can immediately understand. He can also communicate through drawings, and has begun to learn formal sign language. Though Leonel does not suffer an intellectual impairment and would be better suited for regular schooling, social stigma and unpreparedness in the local schools has prevented him from attending a regular school. Leonel thus attends the Arco Iris School five days a week, where he participates in general activities, recreation, and individual therapy to help him with his sign language skills and to ensure he uses his hearing aid correctly. When not in therapy or learning in class, Leonel can usually be found with his partner in crime, Tomas, or playing football with other classmates. Leonel would benefit from personalized therapy with trained professionals in sign language, additional medical testing to determine the extent of his hearing disability, and education for his family in formal sign language.

 
 

MySmallHelp Peru is looking for someone to sponsor or buy a gift for Leonel

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR BUY A GIFT FOR Leonel      
 
 
  Maura
General summary
 
  Name: Maura
  Age: 14
 
   
 

Maura was born with the congenital oral condition known as Ankyloglossia, in which the tongue is attached to the bottom of the mouth (commonly known as `tongue-tied’). This prevents proper muscle development and severely inhibits one’s speech and swallowing abilities. Though Maura received an operation to free her tongue in early 2013, her speech and functional oral skills remain severely limited. Furthermore, Maura`s family did not understand her condition and thus she was carried on her mother`s back into her teens, preventing proper growth and walking skills. Maura now attends the Arco Iris School five days a week, where she has made great progress with her education and functional skills. She is able to walk, swallow, and produce noises that, with continued speech therapy, are the first step toward speech. Maura is a quiet, content girl who loves to be loved, and who is always eager to learn and improve her abilities. She would benefit from increased social interactions, continued speech therapy, and individualized attention from both professional and other volunteers.

 
 

MySmallHelp Peru is looking for someone to sponsor or buy a gift for Maura

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR BUY A GIFT FOR Maura      
 
 
  Sayury
General summary
 
  Name: Sayury
  Age: 11
 
   
 

Sayury was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy and Ataxia, and has moderate learning difficulties. She is able to understand everything and to talk, but struggles to speak quickly and to fully express her ideas. Before being discovered by MSH, Sayury could not walk and relied on others to help her move around. Though she still needs some support with mobility and balance, Sayury has now learned to walk with the addition of a walking frame, greatly increasing her independence. Sayury is a funny and sweet-natured child with a mischievous smile and a burning curiosity towards all the volunteers that work with her. She attends the Arco Iris School five days a week and participates in psychomotor activity, individual and physical therapies, drawing, and painting. She would benefit from one-on-one supervision to assist with concentration, additional therapies for language skill and mobility, and psychological support for Sayury and her family.

 
 

MySmallHelp Peru is looking for someone to sponsor or buy a gift for Sayury

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR BUY A GIFT FOR Sayury      
 
 
  Marina
General summary
 
  Name: Marina
  Age: 9
 
   
 

Marina was born with Sturge Weber syndrome with associated epilepsy and glaucoma, as well as overall skin pigmentation, lack of sensation in her extremities, intellectual disabilites (the extent of which are unknown), and likely autism. Before MySmallHelp found her in 2012, Marina was left alone at home every day and lacked any social interaction or general stimulation. She is unable to talk and communicates only through facial expressions. Though she is now able to walk whilst holding another`s hand, she lacks the ability, and often the motivation, to walk on her own. Marina is encouraged to attend the Arcos Iris School five days a week, where she participates in psychomotor therapy, visual stimulation, and psychological orientation to the family. Unfortunately, Marina’s parents have many difficulties of their own, and they often do not get her ready for school in the morning. As a result, her infrequent visits to the school are sometimes overwhelming, and so she spends much of her time sitting in the sun and tilting her head from side to side. Marina would benefit from increased time at the school, additional therapies, further medical examinations, and the donations of supplies such as nappies, food, and educational materials. Also, Marina`s current home environment could be greatly improved through hygiene and disability education for her family.

 
 

MySmallHelp Peru is looking for someone to sponsor or buy a gift for Marina

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR BUY A GIFT FOR Marina      
 
 
  Jose
General summary
 
  Name: Jose
  Age: 22
 
   
 

Jose was born with moderate cerebral palsy, and was confined to his bed before MySmallHelp found him in 2011. He is unable to speak, but now he expresses himself using hand gestures and facial expressions, thanks to volunteer assistance. Jose loves attending a special school three times a week, where he participates in psychomotor activities, physiotherapy, and social interactions with the other students. On the days that he is not at school, he needs volunteer assistance at home to work on his communication skills using a specially-created book of images. Volunteers often take him out in his wheelchair on walks around beautiful Ollantaytambo and treat him to his favourite snack, jelly! Jose is always smiling and determined to improve his communication and dexterity skills. He would benefit from attending school five days a week, instead of three, receiving donations of additional educational materials, and having access to trained professionals who could offer him therapy at home.

 
 

MySmallHelp Peru is looking for someone to sponsor or buy a gift for Jose

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR BUY A GIFT FOR Jose      
 
 

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