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The "la Caixa" Awards for Social Innovation recognise the important effort being made by social organisations in providing innovative solutions to problems that tackle and transform the development of social values. We awarded ten prizes of €15,000 each to projects that stand out for implementing social practices that provide a response to society's challenges today and are able to alter social problems sustainably.

Programme of self-employment microcredits for the social and employment integration of immigrant women in a situation of vulnerability

TREBALL SOLIDARI. 2015 Award.

Summary

It encourages the social and employment integration of immigrant women in a situation of vulnerability by promoting self-employment in order to make the most of the opportunities offered by the market and the skills of these individuals. Personal itineraries are proposed on the basis of each person’s skills and potential; they are integrated into support groups, given general training and individual tutorials, and are provided with loans to invest in start-ups and consolidation.