Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs

by Fundacion Mexicana para el Desarrollo Rural A. C. Vetted since 2019 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs
Turn indigenous women into women entrepreneurs

Summary

Through training and technical advice, we will ensure that 450 indigenous Mexican women improve their productive activity and become micro-entrepreneurs. These women live in poverty and situations of discrimination. By becoming micro-entrepreneurs they will be able to increase the family income to be spent on education and food, especially for their children.

$12,000
total goal
$2,309
remaining
95
donors
4
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

In the rural sector in Mexico, women are triply discriminated against, for three reasons: they are poor, they are indigenous and because they are women. Because of this, they have fewer opportunities to grow personally and economically. They do not have access to formal education (on average they have 3 years of schooling), they have not been trained for work, they do not have assets such as land or tools for work and they live in a cultural context that does not allow them to develop.

Solution

The solution is based on an informal education process, which first consists of workshops to improve their self-esteem - since they live in an environment which teaches them they are NOT capable of earning their own income - and then trains them in productive activities such as traditional embroidery, bakery, and production and processing of the hibiscus flower. Groups of producers are formed that later constitute a company that allows them to negotiate, sell together and generate income.

Long-Term Impact

The series of workshops, training and technical advice offered by Educampo is a process that has several stages and by the end, allows the women to become self-sufficient, not just to be able to make their own income, but also in order to make decisions and to think critically within their environment and in their role as women. This creates a cultural change, since family members - especially husband and children - modify their perception of the women's role in family and in society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​educampo.org.mx/​

Organization Information

Fundacion Mexicana para el Desarrollo Rural A. C.

Location: Mexico - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @educampomx
Project Leader:
Victoria Gordiano
Mexico, Mexico
$9,691 raised of $12,000 goal
 
117 donations
$2,309 to go
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$10
(USD)
Training for one woman to improve the quality of her product. Una mujer se capacita para mejorar la calidad de su producto.
$25
(USD)
A group of 9 women is trained to add value to their product. Un grupo de 9 mujeres se capacita para agregar valor a su producto.
$50
(USD)
Three groups (27 women) participate in workshops to identify the commercial chain of their product. Tres grupos (27 mujeres) participan en talleres para identificar la cadena comercial de su producto.
$100
(USD)
7 groups (63 women) receive advice to negotiate the best conditions of sale with buyers. 7 grupos (63 mujeres) reciben asesoria para negociar las mejores condiciones de venta con compradores.
$200
(USD)
15 groups (135 women) are trained in administrative issues to reduce their production costs. 15 grupos (135 mujeres) se capacitan en temas administrativos para disminuir sus costos de produccion.
$400
(USD)
30 groups (270 women) participate in workshops on legal and fiscal aspects of their productive activity. 30 grupos (270 mujeres) participan en talleres sobre aspectos legales y fiscales de suactividad
$600
(USD)
40 groups (360 women) receive advice for their legal constitution, regulations and functions of their members. 40 grupos (360 mujeres) reciben asesoria para su constitucion legal y reglamentos.
$800
(USD)
40 groups (360 women) receive advice and are trained on how to comply with the quality and administrative standards required by the market. 40 grupos reciben asesoria y se capacitan sobre el mercado.
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