July 24, 2017

Community Development Programs

San Miguel Dueñas is an agricultural town of 12,000 people. For most families, sending their children to school presents significant financial difficulties. Although San Miguel Dueñas is a mere twenty minute drive from the prosperous tourist center of La Antigua, very few townspeople benefit from the proximity.

The town has a substantially lower standard of living, with most members of the community working in the local coffee plantations and flower nurseries. The average income is less than $200 per month. Many homes do not even have electricity.

In order to increase family income Open Windows is working with families to make disinfectants.

We are researching a business model that would enable the families to produce and market these products so that it would benefit both them and Open Windows Learning Center.