Business Skills for Guatemalan Women-UCLA/Stanford

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We are working to support survivors of sexual violence by providing them with vocational skills, including finance proficiency & ecoweaving, that give them the opportunity to be financially stable.

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In the community we are working in, there is a group of women who have suffered very specific circumstances—most have been raped, are pregnant, or were thrown out of their homes. In addition, most new arrivals to the shelter have never had access to skills training opportunities. Without the provided shelter, the women must fend for themselves as well as their baby(s); thus it is essential that they have the basic tools needed to provide for their families.


Several studies have proven that when you educate the mother, you improve the education of the whole family. By teaching the women ecoweaving and business skills, we intend to give these women a chance to improve their education and financial savvy.

Long-Term Impact

When they leave the shelter each woman will be able to support her children. By teaching ecoweaving and business education, there is potential to create a company that can hire these women to generate income and provide economic stability.


Nourish International
SIFE- local partner non-profit

Organization Information

Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Nourish International
Ryan Tong
Project Leader:
Ryan Tong
International Projects Director
Los Angeles, California United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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