Awarded for our social impact in Nicaragua
Earth Eductaion Project was awarded the national prize by APEN – the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua – for the social impact of our work empowering women in Nicaragua in 2014.
OUR IMPACT IN 2014
Empowered Women: Women are able to stand up to domestic violence as we equip them with the skills needed to deal with such situations
60% of women on our programme report improved family situations
Women are empowered to become independent as they receive their own income for participating at EEP
100% of participants successfully manage the income of their families. As a result of the increase in income from EEP’s economic stipend, they can cover costs which they could not do before
We continue to achieve 100% literacy rates in our participants
40 children received medical attention
100% of participant’s children go to school
Our education and vocational training courses mean within 12 months women are literate and possess the skills to integrate into the labour market
We are creating sustainable supply chains for retailers through partnering with local businesses to recycle
We taught new communities how to set up and run a paper recycling workshop. This is a new paid course we offer to communities to be able to spread our knowledge and also generate income for EEP
We have formed partnerships with designers and local businesses to guarantee places of employment for women graduating the programme at the end of 2015
We have brought the CHURECA CHIC model into national focus and received international recognition
We have formed new retail partnerships
We are contributing to the regeneration of artisan craftsmanship
We participated in London Fashion Week
We became founding members of the UK Ethical Fashion Forum and headlined at SOURCE, the world’s largest trade showcase for sustainable brands.
Watch our video made with testimonies of the women we work with to learn more about our programmes and how they have changed their lives: http://bit.ly/EEPEmpoweredWomen
Thank you to all our supporters – you are helping us to grow and to make the impact we do.