The Women’s Cooperative established by Fundação Arte e Cultura, Menomadin Foundation’s branch in Angola, advances women’s empowerment through vocational training. The women’s sewing cooperative in Luanda enables local women with professional training, accompanied by business consulting, to help them achieve financial independence.
Many local women in Luanda cannot acquire basic education or professional skills that will allow them financial independence. The concept of joint work and sharing responsibilities is not widespread, and they often prefer working alone or not working at all.
The Women’s Cooperative allows local women without education or professional skills to acquire sewing skills. Combined with the teaching of professional skills such as marketing, inventory management, product development, cashflow management, and how to run a self-employed business, our goal is to enable financial independence by encouraging women to open their own small business.
The profits from sales during the training period will be distributed, with a small portion invested in the cooperative to ensure its future activity, and the rest transferred to the women.