Manos Amigas is a “life changer” in two communities in rural El Salvador where economic opportunities for women as well as services in health and housing are very limited. Manos Amigas changes lives, empowers women by raising their self-worth, and provides access to integral services. The success of the association's workshop, Jicaros, will be replicated to develop and strengthen two new businesses owned by women.
Employment generation is the focus of the proposal, but the women also will receive other benefits which are part of the association’s methodology to improve lives. This integral development based on: decent employment, education, primary medical assistance/nutrition, housing,and potable water,benefiting the inhabitants of San Luis Talpa and San Pedro Masahuat.