NIC148 Training vulnerable women
From Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, a project of entrepreneurship for underprivileged women has been launched. In this project, the ICC (Christian Institute for Civic and Social Development Training) offers 60 women vocational training, which allows them to learn how to earn their living on their own. This way one helps them to live a better life. One motivates the women from the Bible to take responsibility for their own lives.
why this project?
One focuses on three rural churches in the municipality of Tipitapa and the city of León where there is a lot of economic and social need. Women in particular are often disadvantaged economically and socially. Appropriate technical and entrepreneurship training will enable women to integrate into the labor market. They also receive training for entering the labor market and help in finding a suitable workplace with a fair salary. This will change their economic and social situation for the better.
By working together with the local church and community, a network of volunteers is created, who motivate and equip the women out of God’s love. For the best possible and lasting result, they also work together with national and international organizations. One hopes that women will be equipped in such a way that they themselves become role models for other women and pass on the love of God to those around them.
what can we learn?
Project coordinator Humberto Flores has gained experience in three similar projects in other communities. The successful experiences of that time are now used and can be applied in the future again in other churches and communities. In this way, more and more women can be helped to permanently change their disadvantaged situation in both economic and social terms.