Aug 25, 2016

Final Report

Dear GlobalGiving donors,


Through this letter, we as a Foundation, want to express to you all, our donors, about our organizational changes that will lead Fundación Solidaria La Visitación to a new stage.

The project “Help 25 Colombian Indigenous Women Grow Leadership” will no longer be available on GlobalGiving. Our Foundation will concede the project to the Dabeiba´s Indigenous Council, partner organization with which we worked in the field to boost the women´s initiative. Because our Foundation, based on the peace agreement signed in Cuba by the Colombian Government in 24th of August, will be focused entirely in the musical project for the peace in the postconflict.

On behalf of all the indigenous women of this project, we want to thank you all to have been supporters of this project that has helped to develop through training and materials, the skill and human development, in order to empower them as entrepreneur leaders and generators or their own incomes. For further information about the women´s initiative, and to see in detail how your money were used in the project, you can contact the leader of the women´s initiative Beatriz Londoño at +57 300 7259990 and at

Thank you so much for your comprehension and for your continuous help.


Jun 21, 2016

The Threads of Success

During these three months, the project was driven for its success among different instances and places:

  • The project was shared to the indigenous government, in order to implement and engage other women from other villages, as part of its scalability.
  • Opening of a store in the facilities of the indigenous government.
  • New handcraft items such as sandals and hair buckles, as product of the knowledge sharing among weavers. Moreover, the implementation of traditional elements made with palm leaf such as fishing nets, hammocks, baskets and mats.
  • Promotion through Facebook and Word of Mouth of the women´s initiative to diffuse project information and show handcrafts.
  • Contacts at local level to participate in cultural fairs, and contacts in other towns to promote the handcrafts.
  • The interest of weaving among the community has increased.

 In addition, one outstanding achievement to hightlight:

• We passed to count with 25 weavers, to have 76, who will be responsible to spread the learning within the            communities in the activities such as fairs, workshops and exhibitions.

 Pending actions for the upcoming days:

  • The first training workshop of June will be prepared for the weavers, and the team is planning to offer it for externals as well.
  • The team is preparing two indigenous leaders to support the on-site activities.

Thank you so much for all our donors for being able to donate to this cause and for believe in the economic independence and development of women´s rights through the participation in the project.

See you soon!

Mar 11, 2016

Sharing the Impact with the World!

During the last days of 2015, we presented the outcomes of the project among the community.

We received different positive feedbacks of different partner organizations, for our restless work in the accompaniment of the women despite all issues that surround them such as domestic violence.

Likewise, the positive response of the women in the participation in the different activities of the project: forums, trainings and weaving gatherings, are a proof of the changes in their motor skills with more defined and detailed handicrafts. In addition, the participation and the voice in the decision-making processes within the community are also a proof of empowerment toward the political life managed mostly by men.

In their speeches, many changes can be evidenced as well:

*They recognize themselves as creative people, less shy in sharing their knowledge with other women with will to participate and listen actively.

*They see themselves as teachers, a font of knowledge in their villages, and feel valued for their skills.

*They feel got responsibility and commitment toward work with the customer orders needed to be delivered at time.

*They are aware of the importance of women´s role, to create balance in the domestic economy and in the improvement of the quality of life.

Dear donor, we want to encourage you in becoming a recurring monthly donor to ensure the continuity of this project for 2016.

Thank you so much!

See you soon!

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