Our History

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Navidad 2014 en Alto Trujillo



October 2014, after a research in Alto Trujillo, about internal migrants’ adaptability. The founder, Lourdes Cabel, decided to celebrate Christmas (Chocolatada) party for the more than 500 children of the zone. This called together many friendships as well as local and international acquaintances that made this Christmas celebration possible.

Following the event’s success and realising the reality of the people living on the outskirts of the city, many friends sought to continue the work and form a local not-for-profit organisation. By 2015, the first committee was formed with a wide range of professionals and social leaders who took the first steps in making this dream a reality. One of the most important steps was to find a suitable name, one which represents our work and vision; therefore after much searching and exchanging of ideas, it was decided to resurrect our thousand-year-old culture and use Quechua, just like the message of our name should indicate. Sayariy is Quechua for “resurrect” or “arise”. It’s for this reason that we call ourselves Sayariy-Resurgiendo.

To get the activities underway, districts such as El Milagro, La Esperanza, El Porvenir y Alto Salaverry were investigated, and El Porvenir was the district chosen in which to begin work. And so we arrived in the zone Nuevo Libertadores in October 2015 and since then we have been working in this area with specific activities which seek to empower the community overall. In so doing, we ensure that the first years that its inhabitants spend in the city aren’t so difficult and that they’re able to move forwards in life, always proud of their original culture.