Women reinvest 90% of their incomes in their families and communities (compared with 30% to 40% for men). Women do 66% of the world’s work, yet they only earn 10% of the world’s income. Continuing education helps close this gap.

PROVIDING THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

This Thunderbird for Good program is a unique multi-leveled business skills training and certification program that helps women build their dream of starting or growing their own business. Using innovative web based technologies, all instruction, tools and resources are delivered through an online learning format to provide women with business knowledge and skills. This cloud based training program is designed specifically to support women entrepreneurs in Chile and Peru, two of the countries where Freeport-McMoRan operates mining facilities. Following the student’s certification, continued access to an online forum will provide the women with tools and templates to successfully manage and track their business performance. They will also benefit from interaction with a community of women entrepreneurs for support, to source information and to build their supply chain.

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WHERE WE’RE HELPING

DreamBuilder launched its cloud-based learning model in Chile and Peru, two countries where Freeport-McMoRan operates mining facilities. Development of an English version soon will allow expansion of the program in North America and beyond.

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The Dreambuilder Methodologies

TELL

Alma, a fictional woman entrepreneur, introduces business concepts in the participant’s native language. Alma shares examples from her own business, making the information practical and relevant.

SHOW

Telenovela dramatizations portray each concept in action, showing how to respond to challenges with smart business solutions. Testimonials from real women entrepreneurs reinforce each message.

DO

Participants practice each concept by completing activities and educational games. They also use the innovative Business Plan Generator to strengthen their own strategies and models.

REVIEW

Participants demonstrate understanding of each concept by completing quizzes. Incorrect answers provide opportunities for participants to review problem topics.

THE DREAMBUILDER RESULT

Jimena - How DreamBuilder Changed Her

During her speech at the DreamBuilder graduation ceremony, Jimena Salas Cancino emphasized that DreamBuilder was “not just another program.” It had changed her life. She was able to take the skills she learned from DreamBuilder and not only improve and grow her sewing business, but organize her time and finances at home as well.

“My business has changed 100%. You can see in my notebook the changes I’ve made. I am more organized, I’ve gotten more business. Now no one can stop me!”

JIMENA BEATRIZ SALAS CANCINO,DREAMBUILDER GRADUATE

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