Hi Paul, Thank you for your comments. We invite any woman who has interest and is willing to contribute in any way. It's really not an issue as the community building in Latin America is very strong. Most of the Chicas who want to be involved/join Chicas Poderosas do it by word of mouth, via the Facebook pages for each country or they see an event and attend. We do plenty of organic outreach on university campuses with news organizations and through events that other organizations hold.
We do have a group in Peru- that is really quite active, each country has a Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/chicaspodersosaspe/ and while they have plenty of activities going on in country there is alot of cross pollination between countries. We are working on a project right now that involves several countries in Latin America where the reporters are looking at Feminicide in each region.
We do not yet do work specifically with secondary school girls- although I believe it's a great idea.
I'll take a look at Visionaria- and let's keep in touch.
Hi Rebecca, Your idea is so inspiring. I believe we need to invest in women and especially as entrepreneurs. Have you thought about how to assure the girls and women continue on with their farms after the project term? Often these fail after the leader of the project or organization leaves and this would be so sad for these women. Thanks, Vicki
Thank you Sina. I've added in a brief description of how we will measure our success. I think perhaps a gantt chart with milestones would be of value to best visualize this. Yet, sadly I may not have this completed before the deadline. Vicki