Brazil: Network of Women for a Better World



Entrepreneur Women Cooperating Network was formed in 1997 by 20 popular women cooperatives of Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area to promote cooperative businesses created in the communities.
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Women have excelled in the job market over the past 30 yrs., yet remain dominant in so called feminine jobs, such as teaching & medical care. Women’s unemployment rates are higher than men’s & their salary levels are lower (demo. survey-1991). Moreover, working away from home brings challenges of reconciling jobs w/ home responsibilities. ASPLANDE supports low income women, who are often family leaders, to insert themselves into the workforce by helping them set up businesses.


2 Cooperative Enterprise Management Courses; 2 Fairs; 1 Diversity and Active Citizenship Seminar; 1 Fair-Commerce Seminar; The publishing of a catalog to promote the Entrepreneur Women Cooperative Network -Creation of a website to promote the Network

Long-Term Impact

Help improve the income of 20 Popular Women Cooperatives of Rio de Janeiro Metro Area, by strengthening and promoting the Entrepreneur Women Cooperative Network.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information


Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Funded Project!

Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $612 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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