“We have a lot of goodwill, but we still need to eat…”: Valuing Women’s Long Term Voluntarism in Community Development in Lima

  title={“We have a lot of goodwill, but we still need to eat…”: Valuing Women’s Long Term Voluntarism in Community Development in Lima},
  author={Katy Jenkins},
  journal={VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations},
  • K. Jenkins
  • Published 3 February 2009
  • Sociology
  • VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
This paper focuses on recognizing the contribution made to development by grassroots women working on a voluntary basis in long term development projects. Using the example of healthcare, the paper problematizes the widespread move towards an increased reliance on voluntary and third sector provision. Drawing on literature around women’s community activism, the research considers the extent to which women carrying out health promotion work in Peru have taken on this role as more than “just… 
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