Today we kicked off our women empowerment program! A collaboration between Casa Congo, Rockflower, and Astillero's local group: the Tejedoras. These women will be organizing themselves in groups of 5 to start their own business or project and will be recieving micro loans, made possible by Rockflower, to help fund the initial steps. Some projects the women have in mind include: starting a natural smoothie bar, opening a local cinema, and increasing the production of their recycled handbags which they are already making. We can't wait to see what they create and we're excited to be a part of it.