Tania (29), from Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico, is the head of her household and a mother of two children. Tania was experiencing financial constraints when a friend of hers invited her to the CIMA Project at Servicios a la Juventud (SERAJ). She decided to attend the CIMA training, through which she improved her life skills with the help of courses on assertive communication, teamwork and conflict resolution. She also improved her digital skills, as she learned how to use Microsoft Word and Excel. In addition to the training, the CIMA Project supports its participants with stipends, which Tania took advantage of. She shares these stipends helped her cover some of her food expenses, as well as to pay for transportation costs to visit the SERAJ Center.
As part of the training pathway, Tania developed technical skills, which helped her develop an interest in customer service. Thanks to this knowledge and the guidance she received on job search platforms, Tania was able to join Liverpool, a large department store, as a full-time salesperson, where she puts into practice much of what she learned through the CIMA Project training. Additionally, she decided to invest in her formal education and is currently pursuing her high school studies.
“Taking part in the CIMA Project meant important changes for me. Now, I feel that my life has greater value. Also, I found a safe place to express myself with women who, like me, want to achieve their goals, which motivates me to keep going. I thank Servicios a la Juventud (SERAJ) and the CIMA Project for their support as I transform barriers and fears into goals. Thank you so much!", shares Tania.