Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico
Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico

Indigenous Womens Co-Op Mexico

Just Peoples Ltd

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Overseas communities or charities | People in rural/regional/remote communities
Age Demographic
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Project Focus
Community development | Economic development
Project Area
International
Rural/Regional

Project Description

Almost 4 out of 5 Mexicans who belong to an indigenous group live in poverty. The situation is even worse for indigenous women in rural areas, as they are less likely to work in the formal economy and earn a fair income. This project will involve setting up a co-operative for 15 Indigenous women in rural Mexico to enable them to sell traditional textiles, food and preserves to create a sustainable source of income. This will involve business training/mentoring and input from a business consultant to help them test products, access markets and ensure the success of the business. A co-operative will be legally formed, where the women will produce food such as maize snacks, fruit preserves and also textiles.

This project will focus on the use of local fruit and vegetables and recognising traditional methods of production. This will lead to these women gaining economic empowerment and stability that will have a positive impact on the whole community. This will involve provision of the basic raw materials for the women to create from, and a van to enable them to reach larger cities to sell the items there. This project will eventually become self-sustaining as the business takes off and the women are given mentorship to ensure the longevity of the co-operative. This will also ensure they are recognised for their skills and knowledge and benefit their families and communities also.

Expected Outcomes

  • Economic stability and independence for 15 women
  • 15 women gain business skills
  • Women gain economic equality and a fair income
  • Positive impact on their family as they are able to access food and medicine
  • Recognition of the importance of women's role in society
  • Recognition of Indigenous traditional skills and methods of production
  • Women gain self esteem

 

We will work closely with the women to see how the business has impacted them through follow up surveys and conversation. Through the business mentoring we will monitor the businesses financial success and sustainability. We will also work with the women so they are able to share their learnings.

Project Data & Lessons

Our project leader Juan lives close by the community and is will be coordinating the co-operative creation and day to day running. Juan has a strong relationship with this community and a proven track record working with them on sustainable projects. Juan has worked on this project to ensure it is filling the needs of the community and can be a success. Juan will provide photo, video and anecdotal evidence of project activities and implementation, as well as receipts and budget breakdown on expenditure. When Just Peoples is able to visit Mexico again after Covid restrictions ease, we'll be able to visit the co-operative and see the women in action. We'll provide regular updates to donors on the impact they have made, as part of our commitment to all Just Peoples supporters.

Almost 4 out of 5 Mexicans who belong to an indigenous group live in poverty. The situation is even worse for indigenous women in rural areas, as they are less likely to work in the formal economy and earn a fair income. This project will involve setting up a co-operative for 15 Indigenous women in rural Mexico to enable them to sell traditional textiles, food and preserves to create a sustainable source of income. This will involve business training/mentoring and input from a business consultant to help them test products, access markets and ensure the success of the business. A co-operative will be legally formed, where the women will produce food such as maize snacks, fruit preserves and also textiles.

This project will focus on the use of local fruit and vegetables and recognising traditional methods of production. This will lead to these women gaining economic empowerment and stability that will have a positive impact on the whole community. This will involve provision of the basic raw materials for the women to create from, and a van to enable them to reach larger cities to sell the items there. This project will eventually become self-sustaining as the business takes off and the women are given mentorship to ensure the longevity of the co-operative. This will also ensure they are recognised for their skills and knowledge and benefit their families and communities also.

Project Dates

Update
This project can start anytime funding is secured

Funding Details

$39,800
Funding Needed
$0
Current Funding
$39,800
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Deductible Gift Recipient
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Donations from the public through the Just Peoples website
Other Support Opportunities
In-kind contributions, Pro bono services, Subsidies

Organisation Details

Just Peoples Ltd
ABN: 25634335130

Contact

Johanna Peek
Phone: 0474977140

About Just Peoples Ltd

We believe in a world without poverty. Where people have the power to solve their own problems, their own way.
We don’t believe that foreign intervention is the key to solving poverty. We believe that real, sustainable change comes about when people are given the resources to lift their own communities out of poverty. We tackle global poverty by supporting grassroots leaders to design and deliver locally appropriate solutions to the challenges their communities face. Just Peoples currently has 16 Project Leaders from across Africa, Asia and Mexico who are bringing to life a wide-range of projects based on delivering health, education, technological, gender-based and economic outcomes for people living in poverty. Our Project Leaders are effective because they have a deep understanding of the local context of poverty in peoples’ lives, and have established respected relationships in their communities. Their insight and expertise make them the best people to understand problems, and implement lasting changes that work. So far we have delivered 100 grassroots projects globally, impacting the lives of over 85,000 people living in 13 countries around the world.