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.
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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.

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Nuevo Video! (En Espanol)

29 Jul

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New Video! (In English)

29 Jul

Please watch our new video:

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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.

 

 

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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

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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.

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