Women's Small Business Training Program
Yabal offers women's entrepreneurship workshops each month. Each workshop focuses on a new skill for developing a business within their own communities that they can manage from home. Workshop themes have included piñata-making, soap-making, bread and cookie-making, jelly-making, crochet, hair-cutting, small business budgeting workshops, business cost-calculation, and new product development.
For the women seamstresses of Yabal, we offer on-going certification courses in advanced tailoring themes so they may continue their professional development and mastery of their craft. This year, we also offered our women seamstresses a sewing machine repair course. For youth in the communities of Pacutama and Chuicutama, we periodically offer basic tailoring classes so they can learn a trade as an option for employment in the future. After last year's tailoring course, we have since incorporated one of the young men into our local sewing team.