U4C believes that women and their families can be economically empowered through the creation of microenterprises. U4C facilitates training for women and supports the creation, implementation, and sustainability of these microenterprises providing a platform to promote their handmade products to global markets.
U4C works with microenterprises owned by women as well as cooperatives from Bolivia, Tanzania and Kenya.
In 1998 Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) initiated a women’s association in La Paz, Las Gregorias, for the purpose of promoting greater economic freedom. This group of 10 women entrepreneurs has been producing high-quality Alpaca products. Over the years, members of QBL-US and QBL-UK have purchased products from these women - helping them better maintain their operations.
This year, Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) is collaborating with United4Change Center (U4C) to support Las Gregorias expanding the initiative for a more sustainable Economic Development project, which is also being supported by Rotary International and other donors focused on women's empowerment.
Their products coming soon!