The basis for the work of We Effect is the perception that poverty is not only lack of money, but also lack of power. This lack of power is one of the main obstacles for people living in poverty to improve their situation.
Teody lay down on the highway to save her home
A man soaks a puppy in gasoline and sets it on fire. Two hours later, thousands of families’ homes are in flames. We Effect´s Teody Gacer decided that evil people should not win and went to lie down on the highway to save her home. The super city of Metro Manila is today home to well […]
A dynamic youth school produces the leaders of tomorrow
The participants’ laughter and chatter is heard from afar; it is clear that something exciting is about to happen. The youth school of the Project for Integral Economic Empowerment of Rural Mayan Women (PODEEIR) in Guatemala is about to start its third learning module. Around 30 youths from all over Guatemala have been chosen to […]
A school where women’s stories are heard
In Latin America – the world’s most dangerous continent for women – abuse and violence are a part of the everyday life of many women and girls. In Paraguay, We Effect’s partner organization CONAMURI launched on gender based violence where the participants’ own narratives are part of the solution. In the green and lush backyard […]