Our programmes are funded entirely through the sales of our products and donations. We would not be able to provide the education, skill set and opportunity to the women of Nicaragua without you.
You are the difference in a ‘woman’s’ life. To donate and learn more about our donation packages please click HERE
BUY CHURECA CHIC
You can also support EEP’s work by purchasing and sharing the CHURECA CHIC products. Gift them, wear them, love them; our range of handmade, unique and recycled jewellery and stationary empowers women in Nicaragua with education, steady income and job training. Click the link to our STORE to support our cause
Donate your time, share a skill, recycle a future.
Without the generosity of our donors and those people who have donated their times and skills to helping set up EEP and make EEP possible we would not be where we are today.
Volunteering for a charity and a cause you believe in is extremely rewarding and is also invaluable to the charity itself. There are many ways you can VOLUNTEER with EEP:
EEP aims to become a sustainable charity through the sales of the products we teach the women to make. If you have a local market that you think we should sell our products at or perhaps you know of a store where you think EEP would fit their clientèle then you can help. You can sell our products at the market or you can be an EEP ambassador and approach stores with our products and business prices. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As EEP is a small charity you will have a lot of responsibility from the start and gain experience in many areas of the operations of a charity. Projects will be based on general project operations happening at the time but are tailored to a volunteer’s skill set and experience:
- From home? You can support EEP with fundraising, research and establishing partnerships with universities and schools. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to get involved.
- Our volunteer placements in Nicaragua are ongoing. The requirements are that you speak Spanish and can commit to at least 3 weeks. There is no maximum stay. International volunteers each have specific projects that they work odn alongside supporting the general programme operations happening at the time of your stay. Download our volunteer pack
We frequently need bi-lingual Spanish/English speakers to help us translate our reports and promotional materials. If you can donate a few hours as a one – off or on a regular basis get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of the EEP educational programme consists of social development workshops for the women. These cover topics such as women’s health, child nutrition, sexual health, communication skills. If you are a teacher, social worker, or have any experience designing workshops for marginalized youth/adult groups you could donate a workshop structure or lesson plan to EEP. Email us at email@example.com
In the same way as with the internship, the support you can offer depends on where you are based. Regardless, the volunteer programme is for people who can offer their time to us for a few hours on a one off or every now and again: we are open to all the help we can get. We are particularly in in need of help in marketing, fundraising and brainstorming!
Our trading arm CHURECA CHIC has design and marketing internship programmes. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you do with EEP: Yoga Instructor
Why did you decide to be a Volunteer with EEP: I wanted to work with women who had suffered from physical and/or emotional abuse. I ultimately became inspired to support women in such situations when I was in Cambodia; I became very connected with the lives of women who were experiencing violence in the form of sex slavery. EEP has given me the opportunity to re-connect with women struggling at the hands of violence, playing a role in their empowerment.
What do you do with EEP: I am working on the project “Give a voice to the voiceless” in order to tell the stories of the participants of the EEP programme on a public platform, to highlight their lives and struggles.
Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: I heard about EEP through their alliance with Raleigh Nicaragua, and am developing the project as my Action at Home exercise with Raleigh. I feel personally passionate about supporting a programme which empowers women and helps them to create sustainable change in their lives.
What do you do with EEP: I am volunteering with the trading arm of EEP, CHURECA CHIC. I am supporting the branding, marketing and sales activities.
Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: While I was studying and working in the USA, I enhanced my passion for women empowerment initiatives, social entrepreneurship and women’s rights and thought CHURECA CHIC was the perfect organisation to combine my passion for women empowerment and to work in the fashion industry.
What do you do with EEP: I’m currently doing several things, for example, I’m giving music classes to the girls from the project and also working in fundraising and communication, forming new partnerships with companies from Europe.
Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: My volunteering here is part of my studies in France, and I wanted to use the time given to me in helping people in need through education. I chose EEP because this organization, through what they do, represents the kind of world I want everybody to live in : with no poverty, less inequalities (may they be of gender or wealth), access to education and more respect for the environment.
What do you do with EEP: I am a volunteer psychologist that started here last September. My work complements that of the full time psychologist Belinda, supporting the psychological programme in any way I can.
Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: Because I am very interested in the empowerment of women. I love the enthusiasm of the women and being able to see the development of women throughout the programme is incredible. I believe the empowerment of women now has a huge role to play in the lives of generations of women to come.
What do you do with EEP: I teach English once a week to the staff. We are working to explore the basics and above all how to hold a basic conversation.
Why did you decide to be a volunteer: Because I see the enthusiasm that these women have and I would love to share a little bit of what I know. It is a beautiful project that I am privileged to be a part of.
Monica and Marta
Age: 21 and 22
What do you do with EEP: We are working in project with EEP’s associated social enterprise, CHURECA CHIC. We are creating branding and distributor guidelines, ready for more national and international sales.
Why did you decide to be a Volunteer: We are students at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, and are here via the exchange programme organised by UCA (Universidad Centro Americana) as part of our course. We are delighted to be supporting such an innovative social enterprise, and have been able to experience work in a fast-paced start-up which makes a real impact on the lives of some of the most disadvantaged in Nicaraguan society.
What do you do with EEP: I’m working with the Chureca Chic team. My main project is organising the opening night of an event that will take place every month in collaboration with Little Yellow Door in London. We will be launching Chureca Chic’s new collection WAY and celebrating with a cocktail event in the evening. We’re hoping that this event and the ones that follow will help to raise more funds for EEP in the future.
Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: I volunteered with Raleigh Nicaragua this time last year and after the experience I wanted to spend some time helping with another Nicaraguan NGO. I discovered EEP through a friend who is volunteering here and wanted to learn more about the social project and the work they do. Since getting to know the girls who are benefiting from the project I can see how much they appreciate being here and how the project has given them aspirations for the future.