Support indigenous women to market their products

by Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP
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Summary

Help indigenous women in Mexico earn a sustainable source of income by improving and expanding their microenterprises. The women will receive training to market and sell their products nationally.
$17,427
total raised
90
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Indigenous women in impoverished communities in Mexico have already saved money and successfully started their own small businesses through their participation in IMIFAP's microfinance and life skills, "I want to, I can" programs. They have improved their families lives by creating and selling their products in their communities and local markets. The next step is to foster sustainability and growth: by scaling-up their businesses, these women will increase their profits 10 fold.

Solution

Women from 10 successful community businesses will receive "I want to, I can" trainings on how to standardize their production, & receive small loans so that their products will reach national markets through an agreement with the Walmart Foundation.

Long-Term Impact

As jointly owned, community businesses, revenues will have a long-term impact on about 200 families. The interest on loans repaid to IMIFAP will be reinvested to start new microfinance projects making the program cyclical and sustainable.

Resources

IMIFAPs micro-enterprise programs
IMIFAPs homepage
Video about IMIFAP on Youtube

Organization Information

Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.yoquieroyopuedo.org.mx
Project Leader:
Anna-Emilia Hietanen
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Mexico

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