Visit by Kennesaw State University

25 Nov

A group of stu­dents from Ken­ne­saw State vis­it­ed Mujeres Unidas in May 2013.  They raised mon­ey to buy new toys and a new fridge for the cen­ter so that the kids can have meals at the day­care.

 

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Mujeres Unidas in 2013

25 Nov

This is how the day­care and com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter looks in 2013:

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New Knitted Goods

25 Nov

 

Check out some of the work that Mujeres Unidas have been doing:

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El Aniversario Fue un Exito!

25 Oct

En eel Bin­go para el aniver­sario, ‚recau­damos 1500.00 nuevos soles incluyen­do la pol­la­da
Un agradec­imien­to muy espe­cial a la señori­ta Xime­na Lor­ca por la ropa que dono con la cual real­izamos una ven­ta con dicha ropa y recau­damos para la com­pra del saco de arroz y tam­bi­en para pre­mi­ar a ganador del apagon,ademas agrade­cer­le por donar juguetes para la tóm­bo­la y el tum­ba latas.
Al señor Wal­ter CHavez Ata­laya por prestarnos su equipo de sonido para realizar esta activi­dad.
Al señor Ale­jan­dro Valen­cia que tiene su Lubri­cen­tro Alex que dono 40 nuevos soles,para la com­pra del pre­mio sor­pre­sas y dul­ces para los niños.
Al joven Car­los Rodas que se ded­i­ca a la ven­ta de pren­das de segun­da mano, por donarnos 25 pren­das de vestir,para el juego de la tóm­bo­la y el tum­ba latas.
A la empre­sa de trans­porte Sag­i­tario por donarnos una canas­ta pequeña de viveres y 20 nuevos soles para la com­pra de golosi­nas para pre­mi­ar a los niños.
A Bode­gui­ta Melis­sa por donarnos un six pak de gaseosas de 3 litros.
A la seño­ra mer­cedes Loja por donarnos una bol­sa de chu­petines.
A la señori­ta Her­melin­da Conche por donar descarta­bles para la pol­l­la­da.

Community Center Gets a Facelift!

7 Jan

Thanks to some Peru­vian and Amer­i­can donors, the com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter got a facelift in Decem­ber 2011. The women decid­ed to pain the exte­ri­or and inte­ri­or green. They also got a new floor, so that the kids can safe­ly play. The women report­ed that about 10–15 kids per day come to the day­care.

Nuevo Video! (En Espanol)

29 Jul

New Video! (In English)

29 Jul

Please watch our new video:

Mujeres Unidas Governing Board Leadership Training

22 Apr

 

Between Feb­ru­ary 21–24, 2011, Car­rie Glad­stone, direc­tor of new project devel­op­ment in the Office of Advance­ment at George­town Uni­ver­si­ty and who has exten­sive expe­ri­ence work­ing at Deloitte Con­sult­ing on strate­gic plan­ning, pro­gram devel­op­ment and man­age­ment, and orga­ni­za­tion­al train­ing, worked with the six women of the gov­ern­ing board on lead­er­ship train­ing.  We devised a cur­ricu­lum that taught the basics of orga­ni­za­tion­al train­ing, long-term plan­ning, and eval­u­a­tions, using a pop­u­lar edu­ca­tion mod­el.  In the end, the women devel­oped a mis­sion state­ment, learned about how to com­plete each of their roles on the board, and cre­at­ed short and long term objec­tives and action plans to meet them.

Lead­er­ship train­ing activ­i­ty

 

Their short term action plan includes:

1) Imple­ment­ing the sewing work­shop with 20 women par­tic­i­pat­ing

2)  Increas­ing the num­ber of kids at the day­care to 15 dai­ly

3) Hold­ing a fundrais­er in July to cel­e­brate their one year anniver­sary

 

 

 

 

 

Their long term action plan includes:

1) Find­ing fund­ing to con­struct their com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter out of bricks and cement so that it will last more than two years

2) Find­ing a mar­ket for their prod­ucts and rais­ing their indi­vid­ual house­hold incomes by at least 25%

3) Imple­ment­ing social pro­grams for women and girls in the com­mu­ni­ty such as coun­sel­ing, wom­en’s health, edu­ca­tion, and fit­ness.

 

 

Knitting 101

22 Apr

The women start­ed knit­ting their prod­ucts in Octo­ber 2010.  All of the items are hand­made. They have expe­ri­ence knit­ting hats, sweaters, bags, scarves, and baby clothes.  They are cur­rent­ly knit­ting with 100% Alpaca and some of the items they have knit­ted are made out of acrylic yarn.  Cus­tom orders can be placed.  Here are some exam­ples:

 

100% Alpaca Hand­made by Redelin­da.  Redelin­da cel­e­brat­ed the first birth­day par­ty of her like with Mujeres Unidas.  She comes from Tin­go Maria, Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

100% Alpaca    Hand­made by Redelin­da.  Redelin­da cel­e­brat­ed the first birth­day par­ty of her like with Mujeres Unidas.  She comes from Tin­go Maria, Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

100% Alpaca.  Hand­made by Meche.  Meche suf­fers from bone dis­ease, but is keen to play host, and always cooks for her guests.  She comes from Ama­zonas, Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% Acrylic.  Hand­made by Dione­sia.  Dione­sia is hand­i­capped, but one of the most tal­ent­ed knit­ters in Can­de­lar­ia.  She comes from Ayacu­cho, Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% Alpaca.  Hand­made by Dione­sia.  Dione­sia is hand­i­capped, but one of the most tal­ent­ed knit­ters in Can­de­lar­ia.  She comes from Ayacu­cho, Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% Acrylic.  Hand­made by Redelin­da.  Redelin­da cel­e­brat­ed the first birth­day par­ty of her like with Mujeres Unidas.  She comes from Tin­go Maria, Peru

Thank you to Cooperativa Parroquia Santa Rosa de Lima

22 Apr

On Decem­ber 18, 2010, the Coop­er­a­ti­va Par­ro­quia San­ta Rosa de Lima host­ed a Christ­mas par­ty and gave presents to all the chil­dren in the com­mu­ni­ty.  In total they donat­ed over 200 presents and made Christ­mas a real­i­ty for many chil­dren.  San­ta Clause even made an appear­ance.