- To create an organic production and processing of indigo
- To produce vegetables for their own consumption
- To sell products to neighboring communities
The direct beneficiary is the women's cooperative Monseñor Romero of the Romero Community in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador.
The indirect beneficiaries are the women's families and ultimately the whole Romero community.
“Before working in the indigo business, I would feel responsible to stay at home, that I couldn’t leave for my own interests. Now, I make decisions about my life. I tell my children I’m going to this place or that. Before it was difficult for me to communicate; I was shy. In our meetings others helped me to express myself. I’ve learned to work alongside others. We don’t always agree but we always arrive at a conclusion that is for the good of the group.”
"My kids are always asking me about my work with the indigo. They ask, when I’m going to get paid, they’re always waiting expectantly because when I get paid I make a special dinner, buy chicken, or buy pupusas. I always invest it in buying food, it’s my primary expense."
María de los Angeles Flores
According to the signed agreement, SEW provided reports of the use of the grant funds every three (3) months during the first year with a detailed report at the end of the first year. You can find them here.
From then on, SEW will provide reports every six months for the next three years. The next report is due in July 2018
Started: October 2016