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Stitch Without Thimble

Cultura de paz y derechos humanos
Risaralda - Pereira

Description of Social Entrepreneurship

Stitch without thimble is a project of creation and intervention of clothing, accessories, jewelry, household clothes, produced by women and young people in a condition of vulnerability (displacement, ex-combatants, migrants, extreme poverty) where collaborative ties are generated, rescue of local techniques and crafts such as clothing, weaving, painting and embroidery and the reuse of materials in order to convert clothing, and everyday items in their means of expression, reflection, education and survival.

What led you to create your Social Entrepreneurship?

The initiative was born from the Enfances 232 Foundation, given the need of the users: displaced and ex-combatants, women with low schooling and low job training, in order to generate jobs for the population served, who have not been able to have access to formal employment , for its educational level by not possessing labor competences demanded by companies, and for discriminatory actions.

How does your Social Entrepreneurship impact your community?

This proposal benefits women and their families, it is a commitment that promotes the responsible use of resources, the reuse of raw materials, the reduction of consumerism, equity, social inclusion, the permanence of ex-combatants in society civil.

In figures the project currently impacts:

• 20 women in the process of reintegration and reintegration

• 30 women in displacement situation

• 20 women from the Afro community of Santa Cecilia (Pueblo Rico)

• 120 children, young people and women in vulnerable situations

What do you dream of happening with your Social Entrepreneurship?

The idea of ​​the project is to allow users to learn and acquire economic and personal autonomy, respect for diversity and multiculturalism, commitment to the preservation of the environment, creativity, empathy, solidarity, critical and self-critical capacity, ability to act in new situations, creative capacity, ability to work in teams, commitment to their socio-cultural environment, ethical commitment.

Also the recognition of personal and collective identity, recovery of historical memory.

Acquiring these skills, abilities and strengths would contribute to the construction of their empowered and independent identities capable of creating and promoting lifestyles that bring benefits to users, their families and the community. From the investment that can be obtained, technical training and the contribution to social security benefits and affiliation to labor benefits would be promoted, bringing with it an expansion of its economic capacity for its well-being.