Wishwas currently has operations in Jamaica, Queens. We believe in fair trade, fair wages and expanding opportunities for low-income women and their communities. Our weekly meetings provide a vibrant space for the following programs:
We provide hands-on training and support services to develop skills such as design, production and presentation:
We provide the initial support structure and referrals for micro-loans for members to meet, form self-sustaining cooperatives and start-up businesses, purchase materials and finance new initiatives.
We help Wishwas members develop and manage a business plan, including marketing, budgeting, partnerships and sales. We provide mentors, workshops and networking to help leverage resources, attain loans and gain visibility for their work.
We believe in women’s holistic development and understand that legal and health barriers can prevent women from realizing their fullest potential. We provide referrals to affordable and accessible healthcare, legal and social services, to encourage emotional and physical well-being.