In our ARTISAN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT area,
Women enrich their artisanal ability and develop new products in order to access the local and global marketplace, obtain work opportunities, and acquire better income. Examples of workshops and trainings include:
• Product quality
• Pine needle basketry
• Sewing and embroidery classes
• Natural dyeing of fibers
• Rug-hooking (recycled cloth)


In our DEMOCRACY AND TEAM BUILDING area,
We promote participatory processes so that the women are active in their cooperatives and learn how democratic principles can be applied to every aspect of their lives. Examples of workshops and trainings include:
• Leadership development
• Conflict resolution and team-building
• Women’s rights
• Strengthening Boards of Directors


In our HEALTH AND WELL-BEING area,
Women learn how to utilize resources available to them when they are confronted with any given family health circumstance. Trainings provide information on traditional and modern healthcare systems in order to improve the health of the women and their families. Examples of workshops and resources include:
• Traditional medicinal plant propagation and use
• Gender, self-esteem, and domestic violence
• Preventive, reproductive and children’s health
• Eco-filters for potable water
• Cervical cancer screenings
• Health resources and rights


In our SMALL BUSINESS area,
Women obtain a basic knowledge of business and administration in order to achieve sustainable, self-managing, cooperative businesses. Micro-credit loans provide groups with the capital to initiate small business ventures. Examples of workshops and resources provided include:
• Market identification and research
• Wholesale and retail price calculations
• Group fund management and accounting
• Product promotion and Fair Trade principles
• Micro-credit loan program