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Empower Women Through Sustainable Skills



Offer women of remote areas where nature is rich, but life conditions are harsh, the chance to learn skills such as embroidery and patchwork that will improve social and environmental conditions.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Brazil is a leading country in biodiversity though nature has not been sufficiently valued. Human conditions are tough and many face hardships. Women, in particular, have little exposure to education, though they are the ones who transmit values to their families and social groups. The project focuses on offering women the opportunity to learn new skills that portray species in handmade goods to be sold in Brazil and abroad. This is a win-win concept, as both nature and humans benefit.

How will this project solve this problem?

Courses and workshops are to be offered to the women of the 4 main regions where IPÊ has been actively working in environmental matters: Pontal do Paranapanema and Nazaré Paulista, São Paulo; Superagui Island, Paraná and Anavilhanas, Amazonas.

Potential Long Term Impact

Integrate conservation with human practices by offering opportunities for local women to develop hand-made goods that portray the region's endangered plants and animals.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $490

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $490 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $490 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Suzana M. Padua

Brasília, DF Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Women Through Sustainable Skills
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