Project #1692

Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers

by Dreams Can Be Foundation
Womens Income Generation Cooperative- at work
Womens Income Generation Cooperative- at work

This update was translated and edited for clarity by staff and volunteers of Dreams Can Be Foundation August, 2008 1692 Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers It is with immense thanks that The Institute of Ecocidadania Juriti (Juriti project of Eco-Citizenship) writes here to the donors of Global Giving. Your support has aided us in the construction of our headquarters, a space planned especially so that children and adolescents in situation of absolute poverty can are giving a new sense of their lives through the arts, computer science and education. In the process of constructing our new space the community came to believe more in our work and participated actively in the fundraising campaigns on behalf of the conclusion of construction of our headquarters. Because of the support of Global Giving donors we can have a physical installation of the little store, where the mothers work, and acquisition of material for the production of the handicrafts for the group of 45 women who are working to increase their family incomes. Currently these women are trying to organize a social bank where the currency will be called “Juriti” in partnership with the bank Banco Palmas and the Federal University of Ceará. A group of students of production engineering of the regional University of Cariri is doing a detailed records and registers to study the quality of the products made by these women, this study will help them to create a course of Handicraft Design. The women of the project are taking a course in Economic Solidarity at “Casa Brasil” - as well as a cooperative course, because they want to create a cooperative of handicraft services. We have a big challenge which is to conclude the headquarters of the project {part of the projects headquarters is still in need of a roof} and when it is finished we can offer services for more women and kids. We want to create a “computer center” for kids, with small furniture, special for their size, this was proposed by the kids. The Institute of Ecocidadania Juriti thanks deeply the generous donations that are bringing a whole new sense and lives and livelihoods {sometimes for the very first time} for women children and adolescents, making their dreams of citizenship possible and transforming their lives and their families lives. It is very important the participation of more donors in the campaigns of Global Giving, everything we can offer to the universe comes back to us… <<...>> <<...>>

The new store where the ladies cooperative sell their goods
The new store where the ladies cooperative sell their goods

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Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Christine Clauser
Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

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