The aim of this project is to accompany and strengthen mothers, that live in low-income neighborhoods, in the development of employability skills. We propose training in the trade of sewing and textile production while we accompany them in the development of their own entrepreneurial skills. This will allow them to improve their income while gaining economic stability and independence.
One of the pillars to crack the structural poverty in countries like Argentina finds itself has to do with the development of employment, especially female jobs. The numbers are alarming: the female unemployment rate is 7,3% over the 5,9% male unemployment and is highly more likely that the job will not be registered. These numbers deepen when the woman is a migrant, does not have complete studies, or maintains a single-parent household, as is the case in the communities in which we work.
Pilares provides women with training in sewing and the creation of their own businesses. We help women to strengthen their self-esteem and their abilities as entrepreneurs. All this with the purpose of accompanying them in an independent or community-based business project that allows them the generation of income for their economic sustenance. We have lessons twice a week and a weekly practice space where women can come with their own garments to use the space.
When the number of employed women increases, economies grow. Women's participation in the job market favors their economic autonomy and improves the possibility of generating income with social protection. Besides, strengthens socialization networks, the recognition of their skills, reduces economic violence, and allows them to get out of violent circles. This project will attend to 25 women so that they can, over two years, generate skills for employment and act on them.