AGTR – La Casa de Panchita

Providing dignified employment to 1600 qualified domestic workers.

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Social Challenge

According to studies, 40% of the workforce in Peru works in the informal economy, where domestic workers are one of the most vulnerable groups and child labor is common.

NESsT Enterprise

AGTR operates an employment agency for domestic workers called, “La Casa de Panchita.” The agency provides tailored and comprehensive training to domestic workers, from cooking to child and elderly care. It then places these highly skilled workers in formal and dignified employment opportunities, while generating sustainable income for the organization by charging a fee to the employer.

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NESsT value added
  • Assisted Casa de Panchita to define its business model and to increase its capacity to manage and measure its financial and social impact.
  • Helped to strengthen AGTR’s structure, operations, culture and relations with stakeholders, and trained the team to improve its sales and marketing skills.


job placements for domestic workers


increase in enterprise income


total indirect beneficiaries in 2013

US$ 98,000

NESsT investment to date