Woman Support Projects

A Broader View offers programs specifically focusing on the plight of young woman and destitute woman in poverty communities. The programs aim to help the women giving them support, guidance and life skill training. Volunteers work with grassroots woman’s group and teaching English; help to initiate income generating activities and to create sustainable solutions to the challenges the woman face on a day to day basis.

+ What Woman Support programs are available to volunteer Abroad?

ABV Program Groups Solo Couples Families
Tanzania Yes Yes Yes Yes
India Yes Yes Yes No
Peru Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nepal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colombia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nicaragua Yes Yes Yes Yes

You will assist with training woman in several life and income generating skills and to carry out research to find alternative solutions to fight poverty No specific requirements except willingness and enthusiasm to help women. The mission on this program is to help foster the growth of independent, self-sufficient, decision-making women, by encouraging self empowerment.

Volunteer Nicaragua: MidWifery / Health

Volunteer Nicaragua, Many pregnant young woman find themselves on the streets, with no assistance or medical help. The Young Mothers Home was established to help young homeless girls and their babies. Currently about 20 girls and their babies live on campus. This is a safe haven where they receive medical, educational and socio support before, during and after their pregnancy. The center is open 24 hours in case of emergency arrivals

Peru, Ayacucho: Rehabilitation/Woman’s Support

This program is a great choice for students and graduates looking for international experience in the area woman’s rights, social work and rehabilitation.  Whether you are a student considering a career in these fields, this program will add meaningful experience to your resume and give you an insight into human rights awareness practices in a developing country.

Volunteer India Women Support Jaipur

Volunteer India Quality of life is significantly lower for women around the world. They are discriminated against and judged based on the body with which they were born. Gender inequality is a major problem in India. Most woman and young girls are treated less than second class citizens and 40% are illiterate. By teaching English and other self-reliance skills to woman, society in general with improve (albeit slowly!) Education for girls will not only further gender equality but lead to higher economic opportunity and productivity, reduced child mortality, improved family nutrition and health, and fewer cases of HIV and AIDS.

Volunteer in Nepal: Women Empowerment / Agriculture

Volunteer in Nepal is a Patriarchal society where men go to work and women stay at home tending the home and children.  Slight trend changes are happening in parts of Kathmandu, however it still remains the same in the villages. As few Nepali women enter skilled work and leadership in the private and public sectors, it remains difficult for women to find opportunities.  Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families.  There are many issues that Nepalese women face due to illiteracy and dependency into their husband income for even small things.

Volunteer in Tanzania: Maternity / Midwifery (Moshi)

Volunteers in Tanzania with professional credentials, as well as currently enrolled in medical and nursing school students are welcome at this hospital which specializes in natal care. The hospital is located in Moshi and approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the volunteer accommodations.

Volunteer in Guatemala Women's Support Program

Volunteer in Guatemala at a Mother-Child Center. This shelter is a government institution for young mothers and their children. This shelter is home to 60 mothers, girls and young children. The teenage mothers and their young infants can stay here, as well as teenage girls who have suffered from sexual abuse. The girls and mothers are all under 18 years old, and the children are aged approximately 0 to 5 years old. There is a lot of emphasis on psychology, as well as learning how to be a mother.

Volunteer Peru: Orphanage / Child Care

Volunteer in Peru, Women’s Rights Support Program - Cusco has one of the highest rates of domestic violence reported throughout Peru, as it is estimated about 80 thousand Cusco women have been affected by some type of violence. Volunteer with a local grassroots organization in Cusco Peru which offers ambulatory care and temporary shelter to women and children escaping a life of abuse. Help make an impact by volunteering for women's empowerment and women's right in Cusco Peru. By spending your time supporting women and girls in need, you can help them towards a better future.

Volunteer Nicaragua: Womans' Support Center

Volunteer Nicaragua in a center set up to provide opportunities for girls, children, and adult women of low income for basic studies, technical, artistic and cultural, to access the formal and informal education. All teaching of the Cultural Center has the overall objective of facilitating economic independence, individual dignity and the discovery of one's own abilities and classmates.

Nepal: Woman’s Support & Farming

Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families. These women have nowhere to go. They are skilled farmers, they can support themselves and feed their children if they have a little land. Our farm cooperative will provide them with shelter and place to grow food. That's the essential needs, without which they will stay trapped in abuse.

Volunteer Colombia Cartagena: Women Support – Social Welfare

Volunteer Colombia Cartagena, There is a large number of cases of teen pregnancy recorded in lower socio-cultural levels. Nevertheless, this is a problem that affects all the social levels in Cartagena and the rest of Colombia. For families with a good economic situation, an unexpected pregnancy doesn’t change transcendentally their life; the child will continue to study, the babysitter will have some work to do and the parents will continue to work and support a family with baby on board. Unfortunately, this is not the fate of most pregnant teenagers in our country. Many of them have no other choice but to accept a possible family abuse, get married if they can or start to be exploited for cheap labour. Additionally, the psychological and social impact that the mom and the baby can suffer in such a difficult situation can be more than they can stand.

It is important to note that physically teenage mothers face more health risks than women who have their children after their twenties.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.