We are shooting Silent Revolution; the documentary film chronicling, visualizes and disseminates the stories and experiences of women through self-management and microfinance are coming out of poverty. Empowers communication.
“El ser humano sabe hacer de los obstáculos nuevos caminos porque a la vida le basta el espacio de una grieta para renacer”.
Ernesto Sábato. La Resistencia.
“"Human beings can do new ways of obstacles because life is enough space for a crack to be reborn."
Ernesto Sabato. Resistance. Argentine writer
2009: associatively with the Ministry of Social development of the nation, in ACEJ we decided to launch popular banks in slums of suburbs north of the province of Buenos Aires. Through the tool of microcredit we improves the quality of life of the sectors excluded through the generation of self-managed enterprises.
It is thus that from ACEJ we gave birth to the network of social entrepreneurs of SAN ISIDRO, that gathers 780 entrepreneurs in poverty situation, 30 popular monitors and a coordinating team. The University have provided student volunteers who made the diagnosis: 780 people in poverty situation have received credit. 600 are women. 154 entrepreneurships are for sale, 325 are services and 301 are productive entrepreneurships. Today 615 enterprises are running well. It is real job creation. Banks have return of 82.4%. 100% of the loans are 0% interest rate and with solidarity guarantee.
Since 2012 the Network has incorporated protection policies for poverty reduction, employment generation and gender equity.
The entrepreneurs now are holders of obligations and rights, through policy measures
The network organized in committees for decision making, performs Trade Marketing, allowing strengthen local market. They also have a catalog of enterprises for diffusion. The network organizes and manages an own fund.
Entrepreneurs without secondary education have been reintegrated into the formal education system through an agreement with the “FINES” Program.
The network has meant a quantitative and qualitative growth of popular Bank to become a collective space of marketing and training for entrepreneurs and promoters that combines the networking and social organization. This network is born from the conception of the Popular education and Social and solidarity economy. People who in 2009 came to the net without work, no educational training, no hope, they are turning into entrepreneurs and people included.
The network is a training, promotion of micro-credit, women's leadership and coordination with different sectors of society to reduce poverty.
At present the project of network is to film a movie That can visualize the Impacts of the positive experiences of social and solidarity economy in the poorest the industries in developing countries. This movie called SILENT REVOLUTION.
"Silent Revolution" (RS) is a film project, produced by ACEJ, a social group that works for social, occupational, educational and communicative inclusion of vulnerable sectors.
RS emerges from a need: to collectively build the material, symbolic and discursive concept of the Social and Solidarity Economy. This construction will involve immersing ourselves in the cultural field and in their struggles for sense as a necessary step to account for our economic history, politics, and social communication.
"Silent Revolution" is an oxymoron, and as such, in principle, is a phrase that causes discomfort: How is it possible that a revolution is silent? Similarly, in our time: How can a social solidarity economy is? Like everything oxymoron is founded on an act of faith that gives meaning, two opposing structures that combine to create, and that's the most magical, a new universe of meaning.
The film will be broadcast online. And show the strength and the struggle of women in vulnerable situations. Through self-management and empowerment achieved the communicational awareness and improve the quality of life of their communities.