Empowering Mexican indigenous women to manage successful, viable microenterprises via credit and an integrated education program of business management, leadership skills and analysis of gender roles
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The project addresses the need for integrated financial education to empower poor women. Women constitute 67% of Mexico’s informal economy. Out of this total, only 8% have access to credit and only 2% have access to financial education to use credit efficiently. The project beneficiaries are indigenous Otomí women in Temoaya, rural Mexico. Men migrate out of Temoaya for long periods of time in seach of work, thereby placing the burden of household and finances on women.
How will this project solve this problem?
Produce educational manual for credit promoter. Impart workshops using existing didactic material on finance, commercialization, innovative marketing and leadership to train leaders of each savings/credit group.
Potential Long Term Impact
Participatory education techniques will build business management, marketing & leadership skills to encourage micro enterprise initiation. Viable micro enterprises will breed women’s empowerment, entreprenurial innovation
Total Funding Received to Date: $36
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 $36 . The original project funding goal was $57,000.