Archive | April, 2011

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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CARE Peru">Thank you to the Workers of CARE Peru

22 Apr

On Decem­ber, 11, 2010, the work­ers of CARE Peru donated $1100 of in-kind goods to imple­ment the day­care of Mujeres Unidas.  Every year, the work­ers of CARE Peru put on a con­test to give a Christ­mas gift to an impov­er­ished com­mu­nity.  The women of Mujeres Unidas put together a pro­posal and pre­sented to the work­ers at the orga­ni­za­tion, and won the con­test.  They also hosted a small Christ­mas party for the chil­dren in the com­mu­nity. The day­care offi­cially started func­tion­ing on Jan­u­ary 18, 2011.

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