REN is requesting donations to provide emergency funding to women-owned micro and small enterprises affected by the political conflict affecting Nicaragua. Some women entrepreneurs lost their merchandise with the lootings and are not able to sell their products or services because of the instability. For example, Ivonne Noguera's house and business, an event venue located in Masaya, was burned to the ground this past Saturday leaving her family without a home or an income.
In April 2028, the Nicaraguan people started a series of protests against the social security system's reforms passed by the government. The protests were started by college students and followed by the Nicaraguan population. There have been three peaceful civic marches where more than 200,000 people have participated. However, the social movement has also led to violence in some areas of the country. More than 63 people have died all over the country as of today.
REN members are indirect victims of the conflict since it has led to an economic crisis that their companies are not prepared to successfully confront. Many of them are in the verge of closure and doing everything in their power not to fire their collaborators. REN is requesting donations to provide emergency funding to women-owned micro and small enterprises affected by the conflict.
Financial independence gives women choices, it enables them to spend more time with their families, drive growth in their economies and inspire others in their communities. It contributes to women economic empowerment, gender gap and poverty reduction and personal growth. With this project, REN would like to contribute to women economic development but also, they want to help women stay economically independent during this challenging time.