Creating Employment Opportunities for Women
To help broaden job opportunities for women in the community, Coeur Mexicana developed a cleaning services cooperative. The program works with single mothers to deliver cleaning services to both the company and outside contractors, such as a local hotel. Providing the women with supplies, uniforms and transportation, the cooperative helps set them up for success.
Coeur also joined forces with government agencies to purchase the machinery necessary for a female-focused tortilla production cooperative. The program sources ingredients from local suppliers, and thus supports the sustainable development of the surrounding economy. With the necessary resources, the women are able to reach high quantities of production and sell their product to local businesses, generating income.
With these programs in place, we’re promoting gender equality and providing women with a sense of accomplishment and an income that helps support their families.