Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers

by Dreams Can Be Foundation


Unable to provide a safe home for themselves and their children due to domestic abuse, these 25 women who were all teenage mothers learn necessary income-generation skills in order to be independent.

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25 battered mothers and their children, who exhibit delinquent behaviors, find solidarity among other families that share their experience. They come from the poorest area within Brazil: an overcrowded city that lacks basic sanitation and government services. They meet with professional social workers who counsel them through the process of waiting for a place at the shelter and also help in conflict resolution.


The women get training in the handicraft of doll-making, a part of their cultural heritage. Creating dolls with their children brings families closer together, provides income and teaches marketing skills.

Long-Term Impact

Solidarity Studio will create a sustainable income- generation program for 25 women. It will empower them to leave abusive households and to provide for their families, and will offer psychological counseling for them and their children.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Ana Cristina Diôgo
Project Leader:
Ana Cristina Diôgo
Managing Coordinator
Juazeiro do Norte, CE Brazil

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