Women Associations

Currently COAGRO works with four women associations located in its partner communities within the Pichincha and Imbabura provinces. 

 

 WIÑAY SISA

 

Location: Pijal de San Pedro

Founded: November 17, 2013

Number of members: 9 women

 

Leadership:

Présidente: Josefina Quilo

Secrétaire: Irene Quilumbaquin

Trésorière: Norma Pijal

 

 

Brief description:

Wiñay Sisa is a small group that  started to unite to work in agriculture. The association has operated for three years and the purpose is to improve the income of the women by selling milk and working in agriculture. Wiñay Sisa started working with the COAGRO foundation, which has provided financial support as well as training for the women. 

 

 

EL LECHERITO

 

Location: San Pablito de Agualongo

Founded: April 16, 2015

Number of members: 11 women

 

Leadership: 

President: Rosalia Pujota

Secretary: Lusmila Reinoso

Treasurer: Elsa Castillo

 

 

Brief description: 

This group started uniting with the idea of working together in voluntourism (tourism with volunteers). Little by little they also started working together in other projects such as: managing a milk collection center. With the help of this center the women would get better prices for their milk. Today the group has its own milk collection centre where the milk is being brought twice a day. This has been supported by the COAGRO foundation. In addition, the foundation supports the group with trainings on various themes such as: administration, organic agriculture and maintenance of pastures and animals.

 

 SUMAK SISA

 

Location: Eugenio Espejo

Founded: September 18, 2001

Number of members: 23 women

 

Leadership:

President: Isabel Inlago

Vice president: Pastora Alvear

Secretary: Rosa Lechón

Treasurer: Inés Carvajal

 

Vice secretary: Angélica Pijal

Brief description:

This association started with 5 people and grew little by little until they became a group of 10 women, which worked on a project related to guinea-pigs. Soon they started to function well as a group and more women joined until they were 23 women. With this group, the women has been working together with the COAGRO foundation on the following themes: maintenance of pastures, organic vegetable gardens, fruit plants as well as trainings on leadership, administration and managing little agricultural enterprises.

 

MUSHUK MUYU

 

Location: San Agustin de Cajas

Founded: December 22, 2008

Number of members: 15 women

 

Leadership:

President: Rosario Carvajal

Secretary: Mery de la Cruz

Treasurer: Gladys Perachimba

 

 

Brief description:

This group started to unite with the initiative to form a small community bank, which grew with time. Later, the women of this group became interested in getting involved in other projects such as starting their own organic vegetable gardens and thus turned into COAGRO foundation for support. Since then they have been working together with the foundation and are currently supported with setting up a milk collection centre in order to get fairer prices for their milk. In addition, women get trainings from COAGRO in themes such as: administration, maintenance of pastures and animals and organic vegetable gardens.