Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama

by Fundacion Calicanto
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Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama
Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama

Project Report | Jun 13, 2023
Breaking boundaries, building Futures: Empowering migrant women in Panama

By Maria Belen Montoto | Communications Manager

Program beneficiary during the training.
Program beneficiary during the training.

Migration is a complex and transformative journey, often driven by the pursuit of better opportunities and a safer life. Central American migrant women who arrive in countries like Panama, face a unique set of challenges as they embark on the path to integrate into a new society.  These challenges encompass cultural differences, economic disparities, and social barriers that can hinder their successful integration. Recognizing the need to address these obstacles, Fundacion Calicanto has developed a program specifically tailored to empower migrant women, creating a positive impact on both individual lives and society as a whole.

One of the fundamental aspects that Fundacion Calicanto's program addresses is the economic empowerment of migrant women. These women often encounter limited access to employment opportunities, face lower wages, and confront discrimination within the labor market. This hampers their ability to secure stable income and achieve financial independence. Additionally, their qualifications and skills acquired in their home countries may go unrecognized, further exacerbating the economic disparity they face. Through targeted vocational training, mentorship activities, and the provision of resources, Fundacion Calicanto equips the beneficiaries of the program with the necessary tools to bridge the economic gap. By fostering entrepreneurship and promoting self-employment, the program empowers them to contribute meaningfully to their new society, fostering economic growth and development.

Fundacion Calicanto understands that successful integration goes beyond economic empowerment. Migration itself can be a traumatic experience, often involving leaving behind familiar surroundings, support systems, and facing the uncertainties of a new environment. That is why psychology is an essential foundation in this program. We provide personalized psychological attention, as well as group therapy sessions. Women often face violence, persecution or other forms of trauma in their countries of origin or during the migration journey. Therapy sessions offer a safe space for them to express their emotions and helps them process these experiences, heal from trauma, and build resilience.

Fundacion Calicanto's program for migrant women is not only a response to a pressing need but also a catalyst for positive change. By addressing the economic, cultural, and social challenges faced by migrant women, the program enables their integration into Panama's society while nurturing their entrepreneurial spirit. Through the creation of a supportive and inclusive environment, Fundacion Calicanto makes its contribution to a more prosperous and harmonious society, where the potential and contributions of migrant women are recognized, valued, and celebrated.

In summary of the above, the impact of Fundacion Calicanto's integration program extends beyond the individual level, positively influencing society as a whole. By empowering migrant women to overcome challenges, the program fosters a more inclusive and cohesive community. As migrant women integrate successfully, they become active contributors to society, both economically and socially.

For inquiries or to obtain further information regarding our programs, please utilize the following means of communication:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/calicanto/
E-mail: contacto@fundacioncalicanto.org
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fundacioncalicanto/

Program beneficiaries during group therapy.
Program beneficiaries during group therapy.
Program beneficiary during the training.
Program beneficiary during the training.
Program beneficiary and daughter during training.
Program beneficiary and daughter during training.
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Fundacion Calicanto

Location: Panama City, Panama - Panama
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Twitter: @fundcalicanto
Project Leader:
Gabriela Valencia
Panama , Panama

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