La Chureca is Central America’s largest landfill site. Over 2,000 vulnerable women call it home. We give these XtraOrdinary women the skills and mind-set they need to escape their cycle of poverty.
We helped Maria José escape a cycle of poverty and violence.
By empowering women with the necessary skills and support, we enable them to transform their, and their children’s lives. We offer free psycho-social support, sustainable training programs, and we facilitate employment opportunities through local partnerships.
The rest is up to them.
Since 2009 our programs have:
Empowered over 1,600 women
Lifted 7,000 sisters, mothers and children out of poverty
Enabled 95% of graduates to remain in stable employment
What we do
We have created two cost-free programs and a digital recruitment platform which connects graduates with local employment opportunities. These programs give women the tools to escape a cycle of extreme poverty and violence.
XtraOrdinary Job Skills Training
Soft skills for employment success
Preparation for before, during and after the job interview.
Learning to manage my financial resources and eliminate the unnecessary.
How we communicate on a personal level and in workspaces.
What goals do I have and how to achieve them.
Learning to know, love and take care of yourself.