Through educating Colombian women on basic trade skills, they will be given a chance to utilize those skills and provide for their single income household.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
While there have been strides to impose stronger national security in Colombia, there still remains a large threat from those groups that wreak violence through the streets of Columbia. Thousands of families have been displaced; 55% of them women and girls. Through the loss of so many men due to violence, women are forced to become the primary source of household income. Women for Women International will teach necessary vocational skills for these women to earn a sufficient income.
How will this project solve this problem?
Women will receive skills leading to income-generating projects based on education initiatives and vocational skills trainings. New projects include plastic bag production, fruit pulp production, a community drug store and an employment cooperative.
Potential Long Term Impact
Teaching women the benefits of learning a trade, and how to capitalize on that skill, we offer women an opportunity to care for their family, as well as pass on their skills to those around them and empowering their community for years to come.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.