Andrea Paltzer

Andrea Paltzer

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Name: Andrea Paltzer
Organization: Earth Education Project
Website: http://www.eartheducationproject.org
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Jul 31, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Poverty alleviation, Women's issues, Social enterprise, Waste

We run a paper recycling workshop in the largest rubbish dump in Central America. We give women the opportunity to earn an income creating paper jewellery and stationary whilst attending a compulsory education programme. We sell the products and aim to be self funding by 2016.

The Earth Education Project (EEP) was set up in Nicaragua in 2009, by myself, Andrea Paltzer, to provide women living in impoverished and isolated communities with the education and training they need to break the cycle of poverty their families faced. In the last 5 years EEP has designed and implemented a set of educational programmes for women. These programmes are based around an income opportunity, given in the form of scholarships.

We run a paper recycling workshop in the largest rubbish dump in Central America. We give women the opportunity to earn an income creating paper jewellery and stationary whilst attending a compulsory education programme. We sell the products and aim to be self funding by 2016.

EEP recycles paper and recycles futures by doing so. When you buy a greetings card from us you change the life of a family in Nicaragua