We are a Peruvian nonprofit NGO whose work focuses on the empowerment of disenfranchised communities and gender equality. SAYARIY enables people in the community to develop their gifts and abilities, thereby facilitating resilience, non-violent relationships, respect for nature, and awareness of the history and culture in which the community is situated.
In October 2014, after a study in Alto Trujillo regarding internal migrants’ adaptability, the founder, Lourdes Cabel, decided to organise a Christmas party (Chocolatada) for the more than 500 children of the area. This brought together many friends as well as local and international personalities 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 and Alto Salaverry were visited and El Porvenir was the chosen to work with. So, we arrived in the area of 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, ensuring that the first years that the people spend in the city aren’t so complicated and that they’re able to move forwards in life, always with pride.