With your support, the number of opportunities for 100 women from the rural area of Villapinzon, Cundinamarca, Colombia who live in disadvantage, will be increased by providing them with (1) psychological and personal support to improve their self-esteem, self-care, self-confidence, internal healing, etc. (2) guidance on creating/developing new productive ideas to increase their income, and (3) empowerment to become strong leaders in their communities.
Rural women in Colombia have suffered from neglect of the state, from the indifference of urban society, they have been victims of armed conflict, mistreated by their husbands, they have no equitable access to resources, they have been discriminated against and reduced to the tasks of the household and, in terms of income, these are not equivalent to the work that they develop. The income of rural men is three times higher than that of women, although women work three times more than men.
The Project will provide rural women with: (1) Training to help them on the generation of their productive units through rural tourism and on their social empowerment (2) Workshops to provide the commercial, technical and other skills necessary to make viable their productive units and increase their success rate (3) The materials and supplies needed to start their businesses (4) Accompaniment during the time in which their businesses stabilize.
We expect to offer our services to over 100 women in the rural area of Villapinzon, Colombia in 2 years. Improve their income and opportunities through innovative businesses in rural tourism, as well as increase their recognition by society and the State and turn them into leaders of their communities.