This December, one of our CAFA scholarship students will graduate university with a degree in education. Santos was badly burned by a kitchen fire on his thirteenth birthday, and after a month in hospital he was referred to the ANIQUEM clinic for rehabilitation. He came to CAFA’s attention at the next camp where he demonstrated his leadership skills, something he has done consistently during subsequent camps. Santos says ‘treatment at ANIQUEM has made me feel good about myself again, and the CAFA scholarship has allowed me to fulfil my dreams’.
Please donate to CAFA so that dreams can come true for others like Santos.
In March 2020 the CAFA President Karen Jones received a recognition award from ANIQUEM President Dr. Raul Rodriguez.
This recognizes the substantial ongoing contribution CAFA is making through its programs in support of the rehabilitation of the burned children at the ANIQUEM clinic in Lima Peru.
WHY WE HELP
An issue that can't be ignored
In Peru, high levels of poverty, lack of education and limited or no access to long term healthcare and rehabilitation can lead to tragedy.
For the 7000 child burn victims every year, life-long disability is a very real possibility.
Together, we are working to change that.
HOW WE WORK
More than just fundraising
After a serious burn, there are many barriers that can prevent successful long term recovery for victims.
CAFA works to make treatment - both physical and psychological - accessible and affordable to victims and their families.
From transportation assistance to-and-from treatment centres, through academic scholarships, and group camps for recreation and self esteem, CAFA ensures that children don't let a single tragedy define their entire lives.
Helping children in need
CAFA is the Canadian Friends of ANIQUEM, a not-for-profit, registered charity.
Together with ANIQUEM - a not-for-profit clinic located in Lima, Peru - we help provide assistance and rehabilitation services to children injured by burns.
Through our work, we've helped provide services for over 3000 children and counting. To learn more about CAFA, what we do and how you can help, please explore the resources below.