Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Length of project: 12-18 months
Partner: Artizan International
Trapped. Overlooked. Forgotten. That’s often how we feel. Yes, we have disabilities, but we’re so much more than that. Spend a few moments with us and you’ll see we are a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals. We’re already on the way to discovering and learning how to use our craft-based skills and we know we have the potential to turn these skills into businesses.
It’s hard to feel self-worth when your skills are overlooked because of your disabilities. We all have families to care for, but the past has been a daily struggle to rise above our circumstances and just put food on the table.
We feel quite emotional when we remember the time Project Possible reached out to us and saw beyond our disabilities. Many of us were living in varying states of depression, but now we have a community that believes in us. They have mentored us and invested in us. They are training us up in the basic skills of craftsmanship. We now use our hands to create beautiful hand-made cards.
WIth grit and determination, we’ve made it this far already, but will you help us write the next chapter of our story? To turn our new skills into a business that will sustain our families, we need investment to access specialist training. This will help us diversify our skills so that we can set-up unique artisan businesses from our homes.
“I’d love to increase the range of things I can make and sell, to the project and to the rest of my community. This will help me continue to provide for my sons’ needs for many years to come.” Adriana’s dream
We’re working together with our Ecuadorian partners from Artizan International, to ensure this project supports Adolfo, Adriana and four fellow artisans in the best way possible and that the impact of good business will be felt across their community.
We’ll be working closely with our partners to:
By choosing to donate, you will be an incredible spark for the future of these men and women.
And the future of their children. Artisan skills rarely stay in one generation. Imagine the day when they can proudly bring their children into their own workshops and show them that they are so much more than their disability.
To show how your gift is making a difference we’ll send you:
|Allowance for Artisans as they cannot work while they attend training course||£1,769|
|Transport to and from training centre||£811|
|Refreshments and food while on course||£262|
|Equipment for home workshops once course has finished||£1,528|
|Training and mentoring for each Artisan, while on the course and beyond||£1,760|
|Project Possible UK team support||£1,533|
All of your gift will be project-focused, with none of it going towards admin or fundraising. Instead, it will be used to cover:
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