This project aims to offer social support to 31 women based in Kenya and India who currently work in our organization, Project Tres. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit them and their families hard, making it a huge struggle to continue their own development. Since March 2020, we have been sending money to our teams, primarily so they can access water, food, medicine, and cover their rental costs.
Since March 2020 the efforts in our organization have been towards providing our artisans and their families with their basic needs. Project Tres' team have been facing many challenges since COVID-19 pandemics began: lack of job opportunities for themselves and their partners, increase of domestic violence, financial uncertainty, and care taking of their children. Our previous five years of hard work have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, undermining their progress and development.
We will support them financially with rent, food, water, medical care, and school fees for the children whose families are unable to pay for their school. Additionally, we will continue having our both centers in India and Kenya as a place for them to eventually visit, work, or even use as shelters in case of emergencies.
Continuing to invest in leadership, female entrepreneurship, professional training, and personal growth, skills training, and group activities. In doing so, the women and the communities impacted by our work will become stronger and resilient members with the capabilities to become future transformational agents of their own communities, with a potential global impact.