Indigenous youth between Amazon and city

More and more young people from indigenous village communities in the Peruvian Amazon region are moving to Puerto Maldonado to study. When they arrive in the city, many of them face existential problems.

Our partner organisation FENAMAD (Federación Nativa del Río de Madre de Dios y afluentes) supports the young people in their everyday lives so that they can complete their studies. FENAMAD’s student accomodation, the “Casa Miraflores”, offers students a sheltered space where they can live and learn. A psychologist takes care of the young people individually in order to support them in their self-confidence and in the development of their plans for the future.