The MUJERES programme currently has 3 projects in Cuba and one in Switzerland.
Each project is the subject of the creation of a dedicated team of specialists in the clothing industry and is supported by the GANYDAR back office.
WHY THIS PROGRAM?
The MUJERES programme currently has 3 projects in Cuba and one project in Switzerland.
Each project is the subject of the creation of a dedicated team of specialists in the garment industry and is supported by GANYDAR's back office.
The MUJERES programme currently has 3 projects in Cuba and one project in Switzerland
A dedicated team of garment specialists is created for each project, supported by GANYDAR's back office.
Its aim is to train artisans and craftspeople in the garment industry, and ultimately to create and sustain income-generating activities, whether for employment or self-employment. GANYDAR will make sure that women in precarious situations can benefit from the training and live from their profession of dressmaker thanks to a decent income.
To train in a sustainable way by means of courses or specific support, in collaboration with already existing local structures. Ganydar organises and runs in situ comprehensive training programmes in sewing and tailoring. In the medium term, Ganydar will also support local production of raw materials.
The foundation provides the necessary equipment for the training courses (machines and in some cases yarn, fabrics and other materials needed for the patterns, etc.) and also provides know-how where necessary in the form of courses, teacher training, if possible on site.
The budget is linked to each project.
Latin America and the Caribbean, currently Cuba.
Duration of the program
Discover the projects
CABILDO is an industrial company with six plants and a total workforce of 50 people. Its mission is to safeguard the historical and cultural heritage of the city by directly involving its most vulnerable inhabitants. GANYDAR encourages this initiative.
The Project (15 craftswomen) was created to revive the art of lace and embroidery in Trinidad.
These handmade wonders are sold at low prices because they are made with poor quality threads.
Ensuring a sustainable supply of beautiful raw materials is the challenge that the Ganydar Foundation wishes to take up.
Lack of up-to-date training, sewing machines and some textile supplies make it difficult for vulnerable women to build financial independence through sewing.
GANYDAR will provide these indispensable elements.
Pins7 is a sewing and garment making workshop located in the middle of Neuchâtel's greenery, in the village of Montmollin, run by Abigail Vouillamoz.
An enchanting site, a warm atmosphere, beautiful materials, creativity, encounters, sharing, friendships.
The Pins7 workshop works in collaboration with the Ganydar foundation, in particular by welcoming for training courses, some trainers of the Cabildo project, in Havana, Cuba. It is also the logistic centre for sending machines, yarn and fabrics to Latin America.
Evelyne Nantermod: "There comes a time in everyone's life when the evidence of supporting those less fortunate than oneself becomes apparent."
Abigaïl Vouillamoz (left) and Evelyne Nantermod (right), co-founders of the "Mujeres" programme