Business Skills for Guatemalan Women-UCLA/Stanford



We are working to support survivors of sexual violence by providing them with vocational skills, including finance proficiency & ecoweaving, that give them the opportunity to be financially stable.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the community we are working in, there is a group of women who have suffered very specific circumstances—most have been raped, are pregnant, or were thrown out of their homes. In addition, most new arrivals to the shelter have never had access to skills training opportunities. Without the provided shelter, the women must fend for themselves as well as their baby(s); thus it is essential that they have the basic tools needed to provide for their families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Several studies have proven that when you educate the mother, you improve the education of the whole family. By teaching the women ecoweaving and business skills, we intend to give these women a chance to improve their education and financial savvy.

Potential Long Term Impact

When they leave the shelter each woman will be able to support her children. By teaching ecoweaving and business education, there is potential to create a company that can hire these women to generate income and provide economic stability.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,270

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 $3,270 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.


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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

Ryan Tong

International Projects Director
Los Angeles, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Business Skills for Guatemalan Women-UCLA/Stanford
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