Mama Alice Foundation, founded in 2004, is Frederique Kallen’s initiative. A new future for all street children worldwide is Mama Alice’s dream. Alice was the name of the too early deceased Fréderique’s mother and symbolises the structure, safety and warmth that street children so desperately need. Mama Alice's work is built on three pillars: education, welfare and training programs. The children’s mothers (Mamitas) are also involved, they make fair trade fabrics or textiles and thus earn a basic income. Mama Alice’s first project is located in Ayacucho, Peru. This is a region with a large economic gap, partly due to the terror of the Shining Path. Peru is known for its social contrasts, nearly half of the population lives below the poverty line.
Our vision is one of sustainability and long-term thinking. The team in Peru primarily consists of Peruvian employees. We are aiming at a gradual independence and the start of a similar project elsewhere in Peru. In 2009 the local leadership in Ayacucho was transferred to Elba Sahara Zegarra Villa. Being a Peruvian she has been active within the project since then. She reports to the Board of Mama Alice in the Netherlands who monitor the implementation and budget.
Mama Alice runs on passion but with structure and a solid foundation. However with merely passion and commitment we will not succeed. Your support is of great importance. For € 10 per month, for example, a child is able to attend school for a whole year. For € 12.50 per year this child receives medical help. Your contribution is these children’s future!