Compas de Nicaragua
Compas de Nicaragua (Compas) is an organization that supports Women in Action (WIA), a group of forty women living in a poor settlement of the La Primavera neighborhood in Managua, Nicaragua. WIA carries out health, nutrition, education, and income generating programs for women, adolescents, and children.
SHARE Sponsored Programs:
Domestic Violence and Women’s Empowerment, Nicaragua
Compas De Nicaragua organized several workshops on the topic of domestic violence. Forty women and 10 adolescents actively participated in the workshops. The workshops dealt with topics ranging from inter-family violence, alcoholism and child abuse. Members of the police force attended the workshops and added their experiences in combating domestic and child abuse.
Several SHARE interns elected to participate in SHARE's International Internship Program in Nicaragua in the Summer of 2013. The internship provided the participants with the opportunity to become immersed in a different culture while visiting one of SHARE's partner organizations. Interns assisted Compas de Nicaragua in implementing Compas de Nicragua's development projects and training projects.
The SHARE Institute renewed its commitment to Compas de Nicaragua by awarding another mini-grant to Compas de Nicaragua which was used to fund a new micro-credit loan cycle for ten women to start new small businesses or to expand existing businesses. Some women became street vendors while others preferred to learn sewing and cooking skills.
The SHARE Institute awarded a mini-grant to Compas to fund a micro-credit loan project for ten women to start new small businesses or to expand existing businesses. As a result of increased income, women are able to send their children to school, and they are able to purchase nutritious food for their families.
The SHARE Institute awarded a mini-grant to Compas to fund a micro-credit loan project for ten women to establish new small businesses or to expand existing businesses. Some of these women now provide sewing services to their community.
The SHARE Institute provided a mini-grant to Compas to conduct a workshop on domestic violence and reproductive health issues. The workshop objective was to empower women to exercise control over their lives.
The SHARE Institute provided a mini-grant to Compas to educate the women participating in the project about the dangers of domestic violence, and what they can do to prevent domestic violence in their own lives.
The SHARE Institute awarded a mini grant to Compas de Nicaragua for ten women to begin adult education courses as well as reproductive health classes. The Women in Action Center offered classes for these women four times a week in the areas of math, science, social science, history and Spanish. By the end of the year, six of the ten women were able to graduate while the other four finished the following year due to economic reasons.
The SHARE Institute awarded a mini grant to Compas de Nicaragua to cover all educational expenses, including two uniforms, shoes, book bags, school supplies, tuition and cleaning fees for two children attending school for one year. Thanks to efforts of The SHARE Institute and other donations, the students passed their classes this year!
The SHARE Institute awarded a mini grant to Compas de Nicaragua to provide scholarships for women within Women in Action sewing programs. Graduates make money by offering sewing services to their community.