Recently AFE has developed a couple micro-businesses both to produce income for families in garbage labor and to teach business and money management skills. The first micro-business is called “Luz y Esperanza” and began as a co-op for AFE mothers. The six women design and create jewelry from recycled newspaper and then sell their product in AFE’s store. They meet three times a week at AFE and receive Christian discipleship from a church member as they make their craft. Necklaces and earrings sell from $7 to $10 and can be purchased at AFE’s store.
Additionally, the young women at AFE produce their own set of jewelry in the afternoons after classes.
These products along with other locally-made goods are available for purchase in AFE’s store.
The micro-business program at AFE is in infancy. We are excited to watch as this program grows and develops, and the potential pregnant in it to rescue people from the garbage dump. Currently, there is an opening/need for a volunteer to come and help develop the micro business program at AFE. This volunteer would need to come with a business background, pastoral recommendation, and fluency in Spanish and Central American culture. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information about a volunteer position working with AFE’s microbusinesses.