Teaching handcrafts to 20 women in Argentina

$930 $3,070
Raised Remaining


20 women will be able to learn how to work the wool just as their ancestors did, and consequently, be able to sell their products and make a living of them.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project addreses several issues that permanently affect Monteagudo, an isolated community in Tucumán, Argentina. Firstly, it will contribute to return an ancestral art culture back to the region. Secondly, it will empower women to work and become active and independent. And lastly, once the products are able to be sold, the project will eventually help these families to confront with a growing poverty in the region.

How will this project solve this problem?

Once a week, 20 women will get together with a teacher and learn how to knit & weave. Every month a new technique will be learned. Once they are able to dominate the different techniques, a business teacher will help them formulate a business plan

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will train 20 women in the art of knitting & weaving. These 20 women will contribute to the household incomes, increasing economic growth and development of more than 100 people in total.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $930

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 $930 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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

Marcelo Schnock

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Where is this project located?

Map of Teaching handcrafts to 20 women in Argentina