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
Community teachers at class sessions
Community teachers at class sessions

We have initiated this term with great expectations to reach more women following the purpose underlined within the past report.  Beginning January 2017 we have established an alliance with a Technical Community Center located in Mérida, Edo. Mérida, Venezuela to prepare community teachers with the required tools for them to replicate our contents to at least 25 more women along this first quarter.

Trained volunteers were excited to begin immediately in order to provide low-income women with knowledge and the tools to use their artisan abilities for initiating a productive cooperative business, in matters of pastry and dessert confectionary, hair styling, custom made clothing and event organizing teams.

We are sure that establishing these new alliances will reenforce our projects, allowing to reach more distant locations in order to incorporate more beneficiaries to our scope of trained people. We are sure education is the most important tool to improve the quality of life for those with less opportunities to succeed. 

We are now identifying opportunities in other cities to continue building capabilities with the program looking forward to reach and provide more women with preparation for entrepreneurship in the country's more remote locations,  where accessibility is more expensive and difficult.

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After almost two years of beginning our trainings to reach women in order to train them with our "Women for development" contents, we feel happy for the results obtained. Although donations have not been significant amounts and there is yet a long way to go for the goal established when we submit the project, these have served us to achieve two women cohorts and being able to produce materials for some more. Some of them were already empirically producing their products or services, but also losing. They did not know how to calculate a prudent profit of their sales for their product or services obviously obtaining poor results. Some other did not believe in their capacities while others had a very low self-esteem or did not recognize their potential to succeed. They had been living as a shadow of their couples.

This has been a training not only for them but also for the few of our team who have been involved in this process, for the university Administrators or ccounters to be, who have supported our "break even point" "cost structure" or "social networks" chapters within the contents taugth.

Although political events continue to affect our possibilities to gain spaces with some municipalities, we still look forward for new agreements in order to advance with the trainings.  We hope to initiate 2017 with a new cohort on the third week of January to reach a group of 20 women.

Thanking our donors for believing in our project, we still are confident in reaching our goal in the month to come.

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A former team attending a class

Since we submit this project, Mr. Andrew Mc Gregor has consistently supported our objetive of reaching women to empower them to achieve their sustainability through their manufacturing specialty.  We pride him not for the amounts provided, but for his inspirational support. He has believed and been persistent in helping us.  Joining his three small donations, we are now inmersed in the production of new materials for the fourth program to be implemented from October to November 2016, providing at least 20 more women with the soft skills and instrumental tools to achieve their economic independence.

Studies has proven soft skills serve to improve the business performance of women involved in converting their abilities into productive entrepreneur initiatives. Effective Communications, written skills, The importance to highlight positive aspects out of negative situations and sales abilities are part of the ones included within this program.

Learning new tools as one of the program tasks
Learning new tools as one of the program tasks
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As time passes, we have been reenforcing already formed women with additional finance and administration tools provided on line and with the support of the KPMG foundation volunteers. Meanwhile, we have printed more materials with our own resources to be used with the new cohorts of women we plan to prepare within the following six months.  As of today, 100 women have been prepared from the total 800 we plan to reach. Most of these women are nowadays dedicated to the food business and delivering services.

Thanks to the support of the few donations received, the life of 100 women have changed.

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With some donations received at initiating our Women Entrepreneur program, we ve prepared a total of 18 women, who have began steps to launch their personal business in January  2015. Some teams concentrated on the gastronimy and delicatesen delivery businesses, while others focused on designing jewelry or pursued on producing seasonal soaps and candles and teaching the secrets of this business to their collaborators.

A second program was implemented for their collaborators' specialization. After that we have not counted with funds to progress on our purpose. Living in a country which economy has been destroyed, there is materials' scarcity for production. Our beneficiaries are struggling to pursue on their small business, we hope them to succeed.


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Jovenes Emprendedores/Junior Achievement Venezuela

Location: Caracas 1060, Capitol District - Venezuela
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Twitter: @"@JEV_JA
Project Leader:
Ileana Leyba de Villegas
Caracas 1050, Capitol District. Venezuela
$2,719 raised of $8,200 goal
 
74 donations
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