Skills Training for Single Moms in Guatemala City

by Institute for Overcoming Urban Misery (ISMU)

Summary

ISMU will initiate a skills development program and through microcredit create job opportunities for single low-income mothers. ISMU will provide quality educational day care for their children.
$15,539
total goal
$12,104
remaining
37
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In the shantytowns of Guatemala City, many families are headed by single mothers who must contend with gang violence, extreme poverty, few opportunities, and lack of access to basic services like clean water. But with the opportunity to participate in skills and job training - and the support of other women- they are empowered with the resources to succeed. Another essential is daycare so their children can be supported in a safe space where they'll receive meals, health services, and education.

Solution

Workshops on small-business and practical skills for marketable handicraft production (floral arrangements, greeting cards, jewelry, etc) Training and leadership development for women community leaders. Support of daycare centers for young children.

Long-Term Impact

Marginalized women with few resources receive the job skills to have a steady income to raise their families. Women are engaged in community initiatives and increase their status within society. Children receive daycare and educational support.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​ismu.html

Organization Information

Institute for Overcoming Urban Misery (ISMU)

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​ismuhtml
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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