Yarú, is the tailor-made training program for entrepreneurs.
It is based on the understanding of gender inequalities as a phenomenon that creates vulnerabilities in women’s lives.
It proposes a comprehensive training program that addresses the individual, the business and the family, within the framework of enterprise management.
- Applicants must be aged over 18.
- Have a business that has been in operation for over six months.
- Live in a strata 1, 2 or 3 area.
- Educational level not higher than technical.
- Be residing in one of the municipalities covered by the program
By participating in the Yarú program you will have access to the following components:
Classes given by the facilitators on the topics of…
These are classes given by facilitators focusing on entrepreneurship, digital literacy, financial literacy, and leadership, according to the following levels:
Nivel I: Entrepreneurial initiative, Nivel II: Entrepreneurial drive, Nivel III: Entrepreneurial skills building, Nivel IV: Entrepreneurial projection.
Personal empowerment component
This component is intended to teach participants about their rights, to the change their attitudes and beliefs taking into account the gender perspective with a view to achieving equity. This is done through courses, workshops, theatre plays, and film forums, among other activities.
Entrepreneurial support component
This component is intended to supplement and implement the academic learning in each of the enterprises. It provides strengthening in the functional areas of the business (financial, commercial, productive, and administrative) in order to build business skills according to the specific needs of each entrepreneur, with an emphasis on the organisation and sustainability of their business.
Let yourself be inspired by the stories of the entrepreneurs who have taken part in the course.
“I didn’t know how much I spent, how much I sold, how much I bought, now I know more; I would recommend Yarú because they teach you the essential part of your business such as social networks, how to organise yourself in terms of accounting, how to manage your clients and, at the same time, how to make your company grow more.”
Once you have completed Yarú, join:
It is a business fair created to showcase the ventures of the people trained on the program.
It takes place in a high-traffic venues in the cities where the program has been implemented. The entrepreneurs apply to participate in the fair and put their knowledge and skills into practice and a committee approves their participation.
The Graduates’ Club is a space in which program graduates’ can meet and update their knowledge and contact networks. The Club includes, refresher courses, a film club, mentoring program, and seed capital.