Courses for Women 'Mujeres Fuertes'

Between 2006 and 2010 we first started organizing courses for women. Due to a lack of funds we were not able to carry out these courses for a long time. Strengthening the position of women as the heart of the community is of the utmost importance. Therefore we now search for new funds for the ‘Courses for Women’. Locally they are called ‘Mujeres Fuertes’, meaning Powerful Women.

The courses and the accompanying practical support are meant to empower the communities, thus enabling the people to manage their own lives. The development of the women is a focus point. Discussing problems and challenges amongst each other, searching for solutions together, is a natural way to form these women groups which start serving as a safety catch. Organizing these courses is performed by a social worker. Hundreds of women have already participated in these courses.

There is attention for:

  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Upbringing and family planning
  • Self-confidence and resilience
  • Economic independence
  • Literacy

Supporting less financial dependence, we organize the following courses:

  • Baking and cooking
  • Sewing and repairing clothes
  • Performing small household repairs