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¡We launch BLOG! 🥳

MORE THAN 140 ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN PROJECTS IN THE FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS MARCH – APRIL 2022

We are launching our blog!

And we do it by presenting a brief summary of the call for women-led entrepreneurial projects that, as you all know, we launched from the Tara For Women Foundation ⚡.

It would be an understatement to say that the final result was a real success ✨. Professionally and personally, we are very proud of the great impact it has had, and of course, we feel eternally grateful for the incredible collaboration and involvement of both the entrepreneurs and the international partners who have believed in and supported the project from minute one.

In order to give you an idea of the impact of the call for proposals, it is worth mentioning that it lasted 3 weeks and was carried out through networks. We received more than 140 projects, we got the participation of no more and no less than 10 countries and 68 cities 🌏.

We have had a total of 10 finalists who have been given the opportunity to participate in an exclusive workshop to provide them with the necessary tools to develop their projects. The selected projects are:

  • Gingko (@gingko.kenya) 
  • Renace tca ( @cometetusmiedos – @renace_tca)
  • The Gravity Wave (@thegravitywave) 
  • Volunteer Circle (@thevolunteercircle) 
  • Rooral (@rooral.co) 
  • Good Goal App (@thegoodgoalapp) 
  • Lazzaro (@lazzaro_io) 
  • La Exclusiva (www.laexclusiva.org)
  • Nexus (@mariiiarg98)
  • Furas  (@furasemprendimientofemenino)

The workshop will be led by Natalia Martínez Peraita, director of NP Coaching Consultancy based in Madrid and London, and the contents will focus on 3 key points:

  1. The professional purpose and the purpose of your project.
  2. A personal strengths test.
  3. How to use personal strengths to shine as an entrepreneur.

On the other hand, we are very pleased to announce below the 3 selected projects that will receive financial support of 25.000€, mentoring and will become part of the Tara For Women International Network. They are:

Ivy Akii Karushi and Maialen Zapirain Aurrekoetxea and their project “Gingko”.

This project identifies a statistical problem, which is that, in Kenya, 1 in 5 teenagers is pregnant. This means that 98% of those who manage to survive childbirth are forced to drop out of school.

The solution she proposes is to devise a resilience-building program that builds a support network along with a safe space for teenage mothers to develop a sense of belonging. In addition to encouraging them to return to school after childbirth and working with the community to raise awareness about teenage pregnancy prevention.

Marta Tena Briceño, and her project “Renace”.

The problem with this project is the 20% increase in Eating Disorders due to the pandemic. The stable or recovered cases have suffered relapses. In Spain, many autonomous communities and cities do not have treatment for these illnesses.

As a solution, the project proposes a health centre specialising in ED and Obesity in which treatments are carried out with the integration of professionals from different disciplines who treat the clinical situation of each patient in a joint, comprehensive and customised way until their recovery.

Amaia Rodriguez Sola, and her project “The Gravity Wave”.

The problem is that between 8 and 12 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into our seas and oceans every year. Without radical change, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the sea, killing off marine flora and fauna and damaging all ecosystems. As a solution, the project proposes to clean the plastic from the seabed and transform it into long-lasting designer products. After this, it is important to note that the best is yet to come, as next month the work with the mentor and the network starts.

It will be a pleasure for us to continue to count on you and to keep you informed of the next steps. We are extremely grateful for the collaboration, support and participation.

The gratitude we feel is priceless.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE!