Case Study of Mujeres Moviendo México: Fostering Women's Empowerment through Practical Training and Networking
Simpson, Morgan Anne
This case study explores the impact of the Mujeres Moviendo México program implemented by Crea Comunidades de Emprendedores Sociales A.C. (“Crea”), a Mexican non-profit organization, considering specifically participants’ own perceptions of how the program affected their lives. Taking the case of the program operating in the state of Querétaro, Mexico, this work looks at how the project, through its unique training program that combines a practical business skills course with a “personal initiative” course focusing on “soft skills,” contributes to the empowerment of the program beneficiaries. In fact, Mujeres Moviendo México’s strength lies in the way it goes beyond practical training and provision of funds. Specifically, this study found that the program’s success in fostering participants’ self-esteem, self-worth, and self-starting behavior, as well as in creating networks of women with shared goals and dreams, contribute significantly to beneficiaries’ empowerment. Rather than simply providing tools for economic growth as many such development programs do, Mujeres Moviendo México fosters a community of people who inspire and push each other to advance personally and economically.
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