Teaching handcrafts to 20 women in Argentina

by Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University


20 women will be able to learn how to work the wool just as their ancestors did, and consequently, be able to sell their products and make a living of them.

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The project addreses several issues that permanently affect Monteagudo, an isolated community in Tucumán, Argentina. Firstly, it will contribute to return an ancestral art culture back to the region. Secondly, it will empower women to work and become active and independent. And lastly, once the products are able to be sold, the project will eventually help these families to confront with a growing poverty in the region.


Once a week, 20 women will get together with a teacher and learn how to knit & weave. Every month a new technique will be learned. Once they are able to dominate the different techniques, a business teacher will help them formulate a business plan

Long-Term Impact

The project will train 20 women in the art of knitting & weaving. These 20 women will contribute to the household incomes, increasing economic growth and development of more than 100 people in total.

Additional Documentation

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


mailto: marceloschnock@gmail.com

Organization Information

Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mycge.org
Marcelo Schnock
Project Leader:
Marcelo Schnock
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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