Dynamic women tilemakers en El Salvador

The women from the workshop La Tejita in San Rafael are a dynamic group. They don't just sell tiles to individuals and projects, they also are thinking of diversifying the production. It is possible that they will do the basic technology transfer to a women's group in an other community, which is interested in setting up a workshop. The five workshops, which were built up by the women's association “Las Mélidas” after the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvador, produce tiles of high quality and, on top of this, their workshops are incredibly orderly and tidy, the moulds still look like new after two years of use.
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Estuardo QuispilloEstuardo Quispillo
Constructions technician
Expert in construction and operation of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln, VSBK (HVC, Horno Vertical Contínuo)
Installation, training and setup of workshops of MicroConcrete Roofing tiles



In 2005, SofoNic has started a dual education program for masons in Nicaragua, using its house-building programs as a base. Teaming up with the local technical school in Jinotepe they are graduating about ten masons every year since. Most f them have found jobs in construction or have started a business on their own. SofoNic has contracted several of them as master masons in the reconstruction programs in Haiti.