Since our debut of our Women's Empowerment program in 2009, we have believed that they key to empowerment is education.
We work with an average of 80 women per year, offering free educational opportunities in the form of workshops, certificate courses and free resources at our program site. Our workshop opportunities range from yoga to nutrition to finance and everything in between.
We're a close-knit grassroots non-profit that believes in high impact programs, largely thanks to volunteer and internship support!
- Come together on the weekends to enjoy educational workshops
- Workshops are focused on Art and Expression, Health, and Financial and Career Education
- Take a day trip to Larco Museum
- Visit the spectacular fountain at Circuito Magico del Agua
What to Expect
Education is every day empowerment. Our women's program provides free educational workshops and classes throughout the week and works hard to build a community among women in Huaycán.
Women's Empowerment Program: Lead coordination and educational content development for workshops, certificate courses and more. Network with local NGOs and professionals to improve program. Must have at least advanced Spanish skills.
Women's Certificate Course or Workshop Lead Instructor: Must have at least advanced Spanish skills and have professional and/or soft skills to offer in a workshop/course (self-esteem, financial education, nutrition, yoga, dance, etc).
Fair Trade Design Internship: Work alongside seven female artisans to design and oversee production of Huaywasi products. Intermediate Spanish required.
Business Development Internship: Work with our Huaywasi Program Director on improving our fair trade brand's marketing strategy, branding aesthetic and more. Basic Spanish strongly preferred.
Women's Empowerment Program Manager - 12 month commitment.
Women's Certificate Course or Workshop Lead Instructor - Minimum 2 weeks - 6 weeks.
Fair Trade Design Internship - Minimum 12 weeks.
Business Development Internship - Minimum 10 weeks.
Airport Pick up
Cleaning Service 6 days a week
Pre-paid minutes for cell phone (varies with personal use)
Housing & Meals
Secure housing is provided for all volunteers.
Volunteers receive three meals per day in the form of prepared or provided food. We strive to buy from the local markets as much as possible as a means of investing in the economic development of our community.