Entrepreneurship projects in El Salvador

Education for change

A good definition of entrepreneurship is the art and science of enterprise, finding solutions, carrying out projects, and transforming opportunities into profitable businesses. Part of our work at our preschool projects is the extension of child care in their homes, so we are partnering with organizations to empower and help families generate resources.

In El Salvador, we are establishing new alliances and, this time, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is willing to help in our units training mothers and young people in entrepreneurship with the support of CONAMYPE and Ciudad Mujer.

Here are some of the projects we are working on:

Cutting and sewing – Some of the mothers are participating in the Cutting and Sewing workshop where they learn to make uniforms so that they develop skills to generate income for their families and communities. 

Handmade chocolates – Workshops are being held with the mothers of the children to learn how to make handmade chocolates to sell and generate income for their families. They are getting capital to leverage the business. 

Chicken farming – In three other preschool units, we are developing the project of breeding laying hens, directly with 10 mothers of children, also involving children and their families for proper feeding and nutrition and good learning, because children follow the stages of growth and care.  Twenty-five chicks were delivered to each family that was helped in adapting the place with drinkers and food for proper care. 

Homemade disinfectants –  We are conducting training with mothers for the preparation of homemade disinfectants for internal use and sale for income generation.

Bean planting – In partnership with CONOY OF HOPE, we have developed the bean planting project with 30 families.  We provide training and seeds so that 30 new farmers can grow and generate food for their families, as well as financial resources through sales. 

We will continue to work together so that each Salvadoran child, especially those who are in our preschools, has the opportunity to grow up healthy, being cared for, not only at the schools but in their families.