UPAVIM provides a wide range of employment opportunities to the citizens of La Esperanza through UPAVIM Crafts, the K-6 Montessori School, and a community bakery, pharmacy, library. At UPAVIM, we believe that when women are economically empowered, families thrive and communities are safer. Through our income generating initiatives, the women of UPAVIM are able to support themselves, their families, and their community.
As the only library in La Esperanza, its books are available to the immediate community, UPAVIM school, tutoring center, and visiting students from other schools and neighborhoods. The library is run by an incredibly dedicated woman from the community who has gone on to receive additional training in running a library.