WECREATE in Peru: a Social Enterprise Project with Circle of Women
Last week, WECREATE co-founders Araceli and Daniel left to lead a new social enterprise project in Peru with Harvard University’s Circle of Women, which houses young women, who have been victims of rape and they are giving them an education plus a way to generate income.
We learned that at the crux of creating lasting impact in communities is empowering the women. Regardless if it’s in a council estate in England or a community in Africa, women are at the centre of the family. They are left with raising the children and responsible for their wellbeing. Therefore giving women tools, education, and entrepreneurial skills can help eliminate, poverty, sexual abuse, and trafficking. It is not a simplification of the problem, but of the solution.
CIrcle of Women would like to create a stronger educational system for the women, so they can continue to create economic independence. We would like to use some of the neurological research and tools we have developed to help these women move away from the trauma of rape and provide a happier life for their children. We would also like to understand how they see the world and give them the tools, which will empower create a world they own.
The dream for both spaces is to grow a community that not only generates strong businesses but also helps other communities cultivate their own economy. It is a long journey, but we are excited to be starting our first step.