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Transportation Assistance

During the covid pandemic, many ANIQUEM patients had trouble getting to the clinic, and virtual appointments were often substituted. Of course, the kids kept growing and new cases of burn injuries occurred. Now, therefore, more kids are having to access or return the clinic for therapy, at a time of lower income levels and greater transportation costs.

Our program

An important part of CAFA's mission is to make sure that children in need of treatment and rehabilitation for burn scarring can access it. The transportation program specifically assists child burn survivors living in poverty or extreme poverty that come to the ANIQUEM clinic. As there is no other location in Peru that offers comprehensive and integrated rehabilitation for scarring from burns, children from across Peru may need to travel considerable distances.

These children typically must come for up to a week, three or four times per year for treatment. The transport program also helps with lodging and food for the children and their caregiver while staying in Lima.


These two photos of Mellany show her at two different camps, firstly as a small child – one of our mini camps for younger children – and secondly the camp for adolescents held last February. Only 3 years old when she was in a fire at home, Mellany spent some months in hospital and  first came to ANIQUEM for therapy in January 2014.

She lives in Cajamarca in the north of Peru and depends on the CAFA transport program to travel to ANIQUEM for treatment, both physical and psychological, and for camp.  Since her initial accident Mellany lives with her great grandparents who make a living as street vendors. Despite her problems Mellany is a good student, happy to come to camp and enjoy the activities and friendships that camp offers.

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Mellany in 2016

Mellany in 2024


Aysel was burned during the Covid pandemic, in a household accident with boiling water.  She lives in Ayacucho, some 8 hours in bus from Lima, and must come regularly to ANIQUEM for therapy. Her father supports the family  as a farm labourer, and they need the CAFA transport program to be able to come for therapy..  Aysel is outgoing and enjoys the social aspect of her visits to the ANIQUEM clinic.

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