The Clan of Virtudes is a vibrant volunteer opportunity and learning incubator. The Clan is comprised of PV's entrepreneurs and Salvadoran professionals who serve as volunteers to share their skills, knowledge, creativity, and networks. Volunteers serve as guest speakers in the Women's Empowerment Project (WEP) or as mentors with an entrepreneur (either a current WEP participant or alumna). The overall goal is foster more collaboration between Salvadorans by sharing skills and techniques to improve the entrepreneurs’ businesses.
After graduating from the Women's Empowerment Project (WEP), entrepreneurs can apply to join a Savings and Lending Collective which other WEP graduates solely administer. The Collective is an opportunity for ongoing leadership, access to low-interest loans, incentives to maintain a savings, and skills to innovate business practices. Members in the Collective decide the group's protocols, operations, and which loans to award. PV staff provides minimal guidance to ensure members are the driving force for the Collective's management and long-term sustainability.
Entrepreneurs have graduated from our two-year training program, the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP)
Entrepreneurs currently participate in the WEP in San Ramón and La Javía
Salvadoran professionals serve as volunteer guest speakers and/or long term mentors for entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs solely lead and administer a Savings and Lending Collective
"Together, we can do more than people think we can." -Sindy, a 2019-2020 WEP entrepreneur