Description of Social Entrepreneurship
In the Women Talent Foundation we train, restore and empower Women from vulnerable populations in the talent of industrial clothing for free.
We have two plants: in our training plant, every three months we train between 15 and 20 women in the talent of industrial clothing, in order to provide a job opportunity to those who do not have many opportunities.
Our apprentices carry out an apprenticeship or apprenticeship contract in different companies in Medellín and after 6 months they obtain their certificate as Operators in making outerwear.
In the process we provide you with an integral accompaniment by our team of volunteers and experts: Emotional, Social, Spiritual, Physical and Financial.
But that’s not all, we decided to start and start our own production plant, in which we hired the apprentices who have already completed the process and obtained their certificate.
What led you to create your Social Entrepreneurship?
We were born as a program of the Fundación Viento Fresco Infancia y Familia, who care for the children of Barrio Colón or “Niquitao” in their early childhood and accompany them comprehensively in their development until adolescence. But the need to generate a greater impact on the lives of these families was identified and this is only achieved by positively impacting the nucleus or root of the home, in this case, the mother. Most families in the neighborhood are composed of mother and children.
In 2012, after a trip that I made to Honduras as a missionary and in which of the Christian Community of Faith Church in which I trained 30 women in the area of design and clothing, Pastor Andrew McMillan had the idea that we would implement the same model with the Mothers of our foundation and in 2018 this dream finally materialized.
In May 2019, due to the success of our program, we decided to take the step to be SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. The income that we generate in our productive plant, are key, since these will guarantee the self-support of the educational program and of course for the Fresh Wind Childhood and Family Foundation, who care for the children of our talented women while they train and work.
How does your Social Entrepreneurship impact your community?
We serve a population of women between 14 and 60 years of age. Some of the problems that characterize the population of Barrio Colón are displacement (different areas of Colombia and Venezuela), street sales, drug addiction, victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and prostitution among others.
What do you dream of happening with your Social Entrepreneurship?
In Talent Woman we like to dream big: Soon we will be the happiest garment plant in Colombia!
We want to see the Barrio Colón as the epicenter of the Medellín Garment Industry and we will also be a role model and inspiration for other Colombians who dream of changing the reality of our country.
We visualize a plant with 500 machines, to transform the lives of 1000 Women who still do not know their talent.