We helped Maria José escape a cycle of poverty and violence.
1,900+ women have graduated
95% of graduates secure jobs
We work with extraordinary women between the ages of 18 – 55, living in marginalised areas; these women and their families survive on an average monthly income of $40. They live in cycles of poverty and violence; physical, psychological and financial. Many did not have the chance to finish school and have little or no work experience. We created job skills programs to empower women from marginlaised communities with the skills and psychosocial support they need to get a job or build a business, to become financially independent and transform their, and their children’s lives.
5+ years on an XOW graduate still has a stable income, sends her kids to school, and has built herself a house. We achieve sustainable change through our deep understanding of the basic needs of these women, our proximity to the communities, and the personal relationship we develop with each participant.
Over 1,900 women have graduated from our courses and they in turn have lifted 10,000+ family members out of poverty
95% of Job Skills graduates remain in stable employment
85% of our entrepreneur graduates triple their business income
What We Do
5+ years on an XOW graduate still has a stable income, sends her kids to school, and has built herself a house. We achieve sustainable change through our deep understanding of the basic needs of these women, our proximity to the communities, and the personal relationship we develop with each participant.Learn more about our programs
Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. 59% of those in poverty reside in double cities, like the capital Managua.
60% of abused women in Nicaragua are women who have limited participation in activities outside the home.
46% of women today in Nicaragua, 18 and over, did not attend to high school. That is almost half of the women of working age today, that lack the skills and opportunities to secure jobs. With no formal job, they remain in cycles of poverty.
Job Skills Training Program
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.