woman holding handmade dollRun by the newly established Madre Oliva Association, this program is a continuation of previous projects aimed at empowering women in the communities of Zaña, Nuevo Mocupe and Aviación. While continuing to provide a space for women to come together for practical and emotional support, the project also provides training in artisan and small business skills. The women work with local artists and draw on local cultural traditions to produce handicrafts for fairs and the tourist market.