Training Programs

Fundación Avanzar offers a variety of Training Programs in which beneficiaries learn and hone a skill that will allow them to improve their standard of living, self-esteem, and financial situation. We offer most of these programs in two different skill levels, the courses build on each other from basic to advanced levels.


For the participants to apply their newly acquired skills successfully, all the courses are completed with a course in management, marketing, and sales. Participants are required to follow this course in order to advance to superior levels.

Offering training in different fields to underprivileged women has been AVANZAR’s main goal since 2009. Providing training is the best way to accomplish effective and sustainable progress. These courses are offered with the support of local organizations such as the Universidad del Azuay, the Universidad de Cuencathe Universidad Catolica de Cuenca, the Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, Instituto Wissen, and the Sparkasse  as well as a number of other professionals and volunteers. Funds are raised primarily in Switzerland.

Gastronomy Course

Small catering businesses can be found all over Ecuador - here, participants learn how to do it successfully.

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Nail Design

Manicure and nail design are very popular among women in Ecuador - ideal to learn it and create a small business

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Beauty Treatments

In this course, participants learn basic beauty treatments.

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Phone Photography

In order to promote products and services on social media, participants first learn how to take perfect pictures using their mobile phones.

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Social Media

In today's business world, many products and services are promoted via social media. Our participants learn the tips and tricks for this.

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Management and Sales

Participants learn how to create and promote a small business of their own
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Presenting products in eye-catching, beautiful packaging is the ultimate step to a successful business.

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Sewing/Pattern Making

This in-depth course enables participants to create intricate patterns and sew their design using industrial-size machines.

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Corseteria Colombiana

Sewing lingerie is an art in itself.

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Basic Electrical Training

Women receive basic electrical training which enables them to start their own businesses.

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Learn in a very short time how to create a variety of handcrafted items.

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Learning how to perform small repair wood work and create and manufacture small pieces of furniture.

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Soap Making

Homemade soaps are a popular gift and are thus ideal for a small enterprise.

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Accomplished Training Courses

Domestic Workers and Restaurant Staff Course

Course to professionalize work knowledge and improve personal aspects
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Baking courses increase the gastronomical knowledge of the participants.
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Starting My Own Business

Course that helps people to increase their livelihoods.
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