Sustainable Cities and Communities
Our beneficiary population is characterized by living in marginal areas of the cities in which we operate, with lack of access to basic services – such as drinking water, sanitation and sewerage, very bad security conditions and critical overcrowding, which increases the level of disease and domestic, gender and sexual violence.
Therefore, we carry out psychoeducation interventions with the young women and their families to promote healthy lifestyle habits and a change in their mindset, attitudes and behaviors towards sustainable livelihoods.
In turn, reducing their participation in the informal economy impacts the progress of their communities: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that when women earn a steady income, they reinvest 90% in their families and communities – unlike men, who only reinvest between 30% and 40%, and they spend more on food, health, home care, and education.
Our actions are oriented to goals 11.1 and 11.5 of the SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).