We helped Maria José escape a cycle of poverty and violence.

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.

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 1,000 women

Lifted 5,000 sisters, mothers and children out of poverty

Enabled 90% 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.


850+ women have graduated

95% of graduates secure jobs