As discussed in the Local Partners and Economy pages of our site, the Region is poor and there is little livable-wage work, especially for indigenous women. This is not to say, however, that the situation is hopeless.
Women partners are strong, eager and already working for different by building and benefiting from myriad local projects.
They also meet global demand for local-produced goods with regional supply of highly regarded ornate embroidery, coffee, fruit liquors, wood working and naturally dyed and hand woven blankets and clothing.
To ably supply global demand, and to fund new local-based projects, in 2017, we incubate the first Cooperative of indigenous artisans and producers of organic goods to export their products to national and international markets.