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

 

Training activities have diminished since June considering the few available locations are overcrowded and lack of funds to accomplish further steps. However, our efforts have been focused in establishing contact with various women associations to find other facilities looking forward to graduate new cohorts once their just initiated handcrafts courses have finished with expectations to receive funds that permit us to continue.

 

Plans are to go forward on our project  after year end governmental elections have concluded and political climate changes for better. Expectations are to initiate new cohorts in January, including young women from 14 years old and up, which help us diversify our target audiences, always addressed to those of low income surroundings who are living in poverty, with lesser advantages. 

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Our supporters providing the financial class sess
Our supporters providing the financial class sess

Seven months have passed since we initiated our project. Until now, 40 women has been formed as well as materials have been produced to improve their knowledge on financial and entrepreneur matters while they have received the necessary tools to convert their produces and trades into productive business.

For the first four months our project was supported by various donors as reported before.  However, although we have not received donations since March, we remain incontact with our women, providing them with opportunities to connect with sources of knowledge to enhance what they already know.  A team of university Accounting students have provided simple financial product structure models for these ladies to easily understand products cost structure and break even point.  Considering most of these ladies have not even reached high school, these are great tools which look forward to simplify their understanding. They have also received preparation with soft personal behaviour tools to improve their performance: communications, speech, team work, and sales.

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Educ guides for teaching entrepreneur principles
Educ guides for teaching entrepreneur principles

After the first cohort we have prepared we have been identifying candidates in different locations for continuing on this project.  As we have not counted with enough resources for mobilization, the ones received have been invested in printing additional entrepreneur tools materials that will be used once we join the necessary funds to continue. Samples of the ones prepared are shown. In order to provide entreprenurial education to 20 women we must rent a classroom, enroll at least 4 volunteers or facilitators formed of careers such as Administration, Economics, Mass Communications, Sociology, Industrial Relations who based on contents developed by our NGO provide these contents to a team of low income women selected at a crtain location.  We have completed one team alerady, and are waiting for resources to follow necessesary steps for reaching at least a 800 women population as proposed within the project.

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Ladies attending a cost calculation class
Ladies attending a cost calculation class

Sixteen women entrepreneur from different surroundings of the Municipality of Chacao (Caracas, Venezuela) represented the first cohort of low income women participating in the "Women Entrepreneur Committee Program". They have received financial tools and entrepreneurship preparation ended last December 4th and received their certification at a publlic event celebrated with the presence of the Major of the mentioned Municipality of Chacao.

During the event, these women exposed their learnings and how the tools and knowledge provided helped them to identify their abilities and strengths and how to put into work their experiences and  capacities in order to initiatite production teams in different areas within the culinary and artisan businesses.  During that last class session these ladies presented their produces, invited their classmates to a tasting, presented their production and sales costs and a business plan to continue upon with a new income to sustain their lives.  From this experience, 5 start ups were presented and some of them have already sold their produces at Christmas Fairs along the month.

This first cohort proves that there is long way to go to achieve our 800 women objective, that will surely be reached if contributors observe results and the way their funds are invested to improve other people quality of live.  As we mentioned in our proposal, in Latinamerica 38% of households are women, who strive on a daily basis to sustain their children and homes.  Helping them to identify their abilities and providing them the tools to be productive, we can change their lives for better. It might be consider a small effort if we compare this objective to the enormeous needs we face on a daily basis, but it is our way, our contribution, to diminish the gap.

Women Entrepreneur team at class session
Women Entrepreneur team at class session
Women entrepreneur presenting their products
Women entrepreneur presenting their products
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Part of the Team receiving the "Costs" class
Part of the Team receiving the "Costs" class

As part of the Project, with cummulative donations received we have accomplished the first cohort of women attended by the program integrated by 16 women from low income areas within the Chacao Municipality in Caracas, Venezuela. These women have joined interests and abilities and have already initiated their production teams mostly in the food produces and delicacies areas, being "Delicious" and "Ana's Salt and sweets", as well as an artisan natural soap factory integrated by women artisans named "5Xentidos" and two bijoux initiatives.  These women have identifed their personal interests and abilities and have learnt how to put them to work to achieve their goals, have gained confidence, have understood they were producing at lost and have learnt how to calculate their producs costs and break even point. It is has been a very positive first experience andn hope to continue with new groups based on donations received. The Municipality is grateful for the impact in their communities development and the indirect population that will also be benefited from this initiative. 

Communications Class
Communications Class
Meals show at the certification meeting
Meals show at the certification meeting

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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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