40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business

by Asociacion Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral, A.C.D.I.
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40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business
40 Women Improving Income through a Sweet Business

Despite the restrictions and limitations imposed by the pandemic context, the group of entrepreneurial women met to set new goals for 2021, to face the crisis together through the production of sweets (jam, etc.) and canned food.
2020 was a difficult year for all its members due to the difficulties encountered in accessing the raw material for production, and the lack of community spaces for the sale of their products. For this reason, this year 2021 they began with meetings on search strategies they can implement to reduce the impact of the crisis, working with enthusiasm on their undertaking.


Among the motivational strategies, it is possible to name the incorporation of women entrepreneurs to the network of Argentine slow food organizations. They were invited to be part of slow food for their trajectory and for the added value they bring to their productions. In this way, they will be able to participate in various meeting spaces for producers who are in a similar situation, finding in them a reflection of themselves being an incentive to continue.

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Even if the pandemic situation is going tough in every area of the country, including rural areas like the south of Tucuman were our project and women are linving, the motivation of the group has not stopped. 

Women managed to look for altenatives to elaborate their products, such as the adoption of a protocol to access safely the center of elaboration or, in same cases, they started to produce sweets in their home. It is just a temporary solution, a way to mantain the independence and autonomy they won through the economical income they got from sales.

It is also a good occasion to focus on aviable resources, such as citrics and balckberry that ripen at this time of the year and that can be used to elaborate jams. Have look of this photo of few weeks ago!

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After the confirmation of the first cases of COVID19, the Argentine government immediately imposed "preventive and compulsory social isolation". Most of the cases, that are still increasing, are registered in the Province of Buenos Aires. Other outbreaks in the provincial capitals of Cordoba and Santa Fe (Rosario). The beginning of winter season accompanies the progressive worsening of health situation, while argentine economy couldn´t stand pressing creditors. On may 22 the country was declared in technical default for the 9th time in 30 years.

Poverty and basic needs are increasing in every province and the lockdown hasn’t permitted women to carry on their enterprise. Since a week the situation has change and they managed to start working again. Its been a very hard time, President Alberto Fernández declared the total closure of the incoming borders, closure of the schools, cancellation of all public and private events, closure of public offices, saving lives but leavening hundreds of thousands people without work, starting for informal workers that represent almost the 50% of the workforce.

The group decide to respond to this emergency by producing new foodstuffs, like bread and cookies. They received new equipment, and they also decide to start to sew protective antivirus masks to sell them at an affordable price to their neighbors and communities, since the few local distributors take advantage of the closure of the village and to raise up prices.

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Preparing "Alfajor" and "Pandulce" to sell on Xmas
Preparing "Alfajor" and "Pandulce" to sell on Xmas

To make a special Christmas, the protagonists of our project decide to diversificate their production in order to prepare typical Xmas sweets to sell to their neighbours and community.

They spent a lot of time together, cooking alfajores, panes, panes dulces and jams that were lately sold door to door in the small rural villages where they live.

It was not so easy, because it's been a very hot summer and temperatures often reach over 40 C. That makes cooking and baking a quite hard task!

But this wasn't the only initiative they undertook for Xmas. Women also decide to make a Christmas tree for their community and sponsors to give thanks for their year. So, they asked local authorities to permit them to place a tree in the main entrance of the village and, together with their kids, they recycled and paint bottles and staff they don’t use any more and they made the tree.

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Preparing "Alfajor" and "Pandulce" to sell on Xmas
Preparing "Alfajor" and "Pandulce" to sell on Xmas
Preparing "Alfajor" and "Pandulce" to sell on Xmas
Preparing "Alfajor" and "Pandulce" to sell on Xmas
Recycling bottles to make a Xmas tree
Recycling bottles to make a Xmas tree
Recycling bottles to make a Xmas tree
Recycling bottles to make a Xmas tree

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