The Manabi Association works to train women from the zone 7 neighborhoods of Guatemala City in entrepreneurship and to be Geriatric nursing assistants. These women are suffering from social exclusion and extreme poverty and have been victims of domestic and societal violence.
The goal of this project, in conjunction with Fundación MAPFRE, is to broaden the employment opportunities of women in this zone in Guatemala through training in the two areas mentioned.
The project directly benefits 40 women and will reach its objectives through facilitating its beneficiaries with employment skills, training in micro entrepreneurship, ongoing training and knowledge of labor rights and specific women's rights. Providing analytical tools, creating spaces for debate and empowerment for them; and also offering them the necessary training in the areas of geriatrics and the fight against domestic violence.
The Manabi Association seeks to bring about cooperation in the development of the areas of education, job training, women's advancement, protection of children, health promotion, community strengthening, sustained social and economic development, as well as cooperation in developing cultural activities.