Women in Belize City Participate in Jam-Making Course for Self-Sufficiency
Fifteen Belize City women will be taking part in a two-week jam-making course. The program CRASH (Capacity Roadmap: A Sustainable Hope) is being held in partnership with Hand in Hand Ministries and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The project seeks to provide the women with the knowledge of preserving fruits and vegetables, and financial literacy. The Director of Operations at Hand in Hand Ministries, Abel Vargas, explained that the participants are single mothers who will use the skills obtained to provide for themselves and their families.
The project is being facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Taiwan Technical Mission’s “Enhancing the Economic Empowerment of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in the COVID-19 Post-pandemic Era” project. Program Director within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexya Perez, highlighted the important work that the ministry is doing in partnership with the Taiwanese government to assist marginalized groups.
The participants commence training on Monday and will be provided with the tools needed to make jam at home.