Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women

by Jovenes Emprendedores/Junior Achievement Venezuela
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
Attending classes at initial sessions
Attending classes at initial sessions

As promised in our last report, we've finally completed the search fand preparation of a new team of 26 women who have been formed with our contents and gained abilities for entrepreneurship in hard times.

Our effort began at the end of June and the learning process went through the end of July, completing all the sessions addressed to an initial  group of 35 who was adjusted to  the final 26 women who attended to all the classes.  This program has been taught in alliance with CANIA, a center supported by one of the major food companies' group which provides feeding to low income children and their mothers for them to recover their basic nutrition conditions and health.  These children and their mothers attend the center on a daily basis along various weeks. While these kids are been nurtured, their mothers receive classes and preparation not only on nutrition guidance and fundamentals, but are also formed with knowledge and abilities to apply for a decent job or initiate their self develop work initiatite which allow them to overcome the dramatic crisis the country is going through.

As per this alliance, our program "Women entrepreneur" is taught to the women once they finish their preparation for work as our means for them to initiate their own small business.  Our experience with this group has been amazing reaching 26 women who have all recognized that their lives were one before and other different after receiving our program contents.They have referred how this learning experience has changed their expectations and way of thinking about job preparation and entrepreneurship.

Thanks to the tools and inspiration received all them presented their initiatives projects to the a dozen of volunteers from the Economics and Administration faculties of recognized universities, who served as facilitators to provide the knowledge along 12 weeks continuous weeks.  After the program closing and results measurements, the allied organization has contacted us to continue with our alliance, while has asked for possibilities to implement other financial educaiton programs to round preparation their beneficiaries are receiving while their kids are fed.

Plans are to continue after the center operations are relaunched , approximately the end of september, with the almost $290 of the second quarter received in August.

Thanks to all our donors this program continuoues to impact more women lives, benefiting theirs and their families quality of life.

One Finance expert volunteering on budget plan
One Finance expert volunteering on budget plan
New knowledge, new goals to achieve
New knowledge, new goals to achieve
Teaching how to register your entrepreneur project
Teaching how to register your entrepreneur project
We have happily finished our training!
We have happily finished our training!
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Although we have not received funds from donors along this three month term, we still aim to achieve our goal of reaching 800 women through the project we have placed three years ago within the amazing GlobalGiving Program spectrum.

Meetings with different associations who congregate women with lower acquisition power and education are opened to provide their sites and women population served at their facililties to receive our education for development programs.  We believe that an in depth understanding of the reality women in the lesser benefited economies are  facing to provide for their homes daily livelihoods will convince donors of the need to provide capacity building for these ladies to being a robust provider of their homes and families, making use of their installed capacities and abilities to initiate a sustainable income for the basic needs they face nowadays.

To begin with, we already advanced on our agreements to provide a new procohort, most of whom are early pregnant adolescents who must care for their newborns.  At the designed center they are receiving adequated preparation for motherhood, while we plan to provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to convert their abilities in a productive new business. Our plan is to reach 30 women  within this new cohort. To achieve this goal,  we need to receive at least US$  180 . Hopefully, we will count on new donations to  complete such amount; therefore, the programmed activities.

We are sure we will count on the sensibility of our donors. 30 ladies will be prepared for work and independence, they will be wisely conducted to achieve a better quality of life. 30 homes , at least 120 people, will be indirectly benefited from this initiative. 

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Our latest cohort at work
Our latest cohort at work

Thanks to some donors who believed in our project we were able to reach 15 women who completed their training on mid-december.  They were enthusiastic with the knowledge they have learnt and opportunities ahead.  Some have redimensioned their business ideas, have learnt how to structure their product cost, to better communicate, teamwork and personal abilities to cope with life and their daily decisions.

We also feel enthusiastic, although just a few funds have been received since December, however opportunities are open to complete a new students cohort before this quarter ends so we are preparing materials to be ready for a next group.

Some constant donors support us on a fixed basis, we expect to count this year with their support. Meanwhile, we continue to establish alliances with other NGO's which objectives are similar to ours, in order to potentiate our reach being able to attend other women in need. 

Teamwork across last training session
Teamwork across last training session
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Connecting our program with the purpose of completing at least one cohort before Christmas time, we have reached a powerful alliance with Soroptimists, a group of professional women who dedicate time and efforts to provide women with knowledge to be productive although they had not reached high school or a professional career due to lack of resources, most of them from low income classes. Once they finish their classes, we have begun with our Women Entrepreneur for development program.

As per this alliance we have began our training addressed that we hope to complete around December 14.  A group of 21 women are attending these classes which we have decided to initiate although we have not received yet the donations obtained until we complete a bigger amount in deposits  in order to be able to absorb and justify banks transfer cost involved in this sending. However, we have taken this challenge in a positive mood, honoring a unique donor who has been depositing a small amount month to month for our intention to present him with a certificate for him to believe and be confident towards our work.

Women ages go from 17 to 77, all of them are oriented to success, although most of them experience strong daily problems in a a country, like ours, are struggling with very limited income, produce failures and  increasing economic problems the country has gone through along since 1997, 20 years to date.  In moments such as the ones we are experiencing our work cannot stop, many venezuelans are leaving the their homes and the country looking forward to obtain a better quality of life, but this dream of a new life cannont be achieved without preparation and with documents in order, so we focus our efforts in providing women the opportunity to be productive, remaining in the country based on new and different abilities to cope with poverty.  This is part of our mission, make them believe in their own capacities teaching them how to organize their talents to manufacture products or provide services to others. We each them, mainly, to believe in themselves and elevate their self steem for them to be assertive and productive.

We hope to continue with our job for a long time, and to retribute our donors keeping them satisfied and informed on our advancements in this sense.

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Ladies at implementing their initiative
Ladies at implementing their initiative

As many of you are aware our country is in the midst of turmoil having never gone before through a situation like the one we have experienced along the last four months.  Civil confrontations against goverment military forces and urban guerrillas supported by it have left a devastated territory while more than 130 young people have died. All aspects of our lives are affected, lack of food and medicines, people starving, children death for hunger. Education is one of the worst aspects.

Schools have not opened on a regular basis for three months neither community centers where out of school programs are implemented and entreprenurial projects are developed. Our programs are implemented at some of these. Several difficulties have impeded to advance to train new cohorts.

Donations have also been lesser than in prevoius quarters so the amount for a bank transfer is not justified until we add some more generous donations to our budget to enable implementation. Nonetheless, our conversations and agreements with two especific communities that are attending women in other towns out the capital territory are still in place so we expect to begin at least two additional program trainings to cover up to 40 new women with our financial education and entreprenurial contents.

As the regular school year will be delayed due to the use of these mentioned spaces for regional elections (Municipalities's Majors and states' governors) on the first week of October, we anticipate to begin our programs on the second week of October, after Columbus Day.  We expect to have completed our training at the end of November in order to graduate a next cohort before year end.

During a class session
During a class session
Program class at Merida's location
Program class at Merida's location
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Jovenes Emprendedores/Junior Achievement Venezuela

Location: Caracas 1060, Capitol District - Venezuela
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Project Leader:
Ileana Leyba de Villegas
Caracas 1050, Capitol District. Venezuela
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