Empowering Mexican indigenous women to manage successful, viable microenterprises via credit and an integrated education program of business management, leadership skills and analysis of gender roles
The project addresses the need for integrated financial education to empower poor women. Women constitute 67% of Mexico’s informal economy. Out of this total, only 8% have access to credit and only 2% have access to financial education to use credit efficiently. The project beneficiaries are indigenous Otomí women in Temoaya, rural Mexico. Men migrate out of Temoaya for long periods of time in seach of work, thereby placing the burden of household and finances on women.
Produce educational manual for credit promoter. Impart workshops using existing didactic material on finance, commercialization, innovative marketing and leadership to train leaders of each savings/credit group.
Participatory education techniques will build business management, marketing & leadership skills to encourage micro enterprise initiation. Viable micro enterprises will breed women’s empowerment, entreprenurial innovation
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).