MI FAMI (My Family)

Mi Fami is a program that supports the parents of CENIT´s working children and adolescents through personal and professional training with the objective to achieve a change in family relations and improve their lifestyle.

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The program has developed three projects to generate an alternative economy for our families and additional income to support CENIT’s operations:

With These Two Hands

Is a hairdresser training project dedicated to empowering women who currently live in poverty and have limited access to education. The program provides hairdressing skills that can put these women on a path to a better life for themselves and their families.

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NADENA

Is a women`s empowerment project that aims to establish a successful business providing the public with ethical, direct-to-consumer, recycled products. The project gives women who make the products access to professional training, a valid form of income, and a safe space where they can feel valued and recognized. Our products range from earrings, artisanal cards, and handbags.

NADENA Volunteering

Sales and Production Volunteer

As the Sales and Marketing Volunteer, your role is essential in supporting the income of the women and the sustainability and expansion of the project.

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Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to clients.
  • Visit stores in the Historic Center, La Mariscal, and other tourist areas in Quito to sell NADENA’S products, take inventory, and replenish stock.
  • Market and sell products at local artisanal fairs.
  • Process orders and dispatch goods.
  • Promote and enhance brand visibility through social media or any other means available.
  • Improve the sustainability of the sales.
  • Research potential new markets within Quito and overseas.
  • Other duties may be included.
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Basic Qualifications

  • Two-month minimum commitment.
  • Intermediate Spanish.
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Assets

  • Intermediate level of Spanish required; advanced Spanish preferred.
  • 3-month minimum commitment; 6 months or longer preferred. Ability to maintain positive relationships with current clients and create new venues for selling.
  • Marketing and business experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well with people from different backgrounds and culture.
  • Willingness to work with an engaged team of volunteers to coordinate efforts and seek problem solving.
  • Flexibility to meet needs of the group.
  • Sense of humor.

 

Your contribution

We ask each volunteer for a one-time contribution of $100. In exchange, you will receive daily lunch, a CENIT T-shirt and the support of a full-time volunteer coordinator. Your contribution also supports the administrative costs of the volunteer office and helps sustain our programs.