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MOTHERSHIP

Mothers & Female Entreprenuers in Mexico Need Safe Spaces, Access to Useful Resources & A Strong Supportive Community!

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Project Ends on May 5, 2020

Project Description

WELCOME TO MOTHERSHIP

 

 

MOTHERSHIP: A BASE SERVICING OTHERS WITH SUPPLIES, FUEL, TOOLS, RESOURCES & FACILITIES

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UPDATE!!

IN RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS COVID-19 HAS CAUSED, AS A COMPANY WE'RE FOCUSING OUR EFFORTS ON HELPING THE MOTHERS & FEMALE BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENUERS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

MANY WOMEN ARE FINDING THEMSELVES BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE AS 70% OF THE POUPLATION IN THIS CITY LIVE ON A DAY-TO-DAY ECONOMIC BASIS. WE'VE BEEN ON PARTIAL LOCKDOWN FOR ALMOST 10 DAYS.  AS SITUATIONS GET WORSE & MORE ACCESS IS DENIED, MANY FAMILIES WILL HAVE NOTHING TO LIVE ON!

WE ARE PREPARING INITIALLY PREPARING 300 CARE PACKAGES (we know it's only scratching the surface of need but it's a start) IN A TEMPORARY FOODBANK THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES AS THINGS CONTINUE TO PROGRESS AS THERE ARE NO FOODBANKS IN THE CITY.  

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WHY MEXICO:

WHEN A COUNTRY'S GOVERNMENT IS AFRAID TO CLOSE ACTIVITY AND TELL POEPLE TO STAY HOME IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL PANDEMIC BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT 70% OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY LIVE ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS WE KNOW SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG!

60% of SMEs in Mexico are started by women but 75% of all new SME's fail within the first 2 years due to lack of resoruces,  basic startup tools, coaching, financial & legal advice and the list goes on! Right now people are choosing to risk their health by contiuing to work because they see no other way of affording to eat and pay bills if they stop.

OUR SOLUTION to the lack of access and support many women fin Mexico face, lies in bridging the gap between capable ENTREPRENUERS who need to START, FEMALE business owners who need to GROW, MOTHERS who need SUPPORT  - with a safe space of work & resources they need to make their ideas a reality, their businesses grow, while being supported as part of a strong and committed community of like-minded women.

This is Mothership's mission. Women are capable intelligent resourceful business owners and investing in them, benefits us all, strengthens communities, grows economies and eradictaes poverty.

We are looking for like-minded people, willing to help us bridge that gap  by investing in this so we can create safe strong communities for working mothers and women and their children.

IN 2016 ALL MEXICAN WOMEN LOST 29.7 DAYS OF PAID WORK DUE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (INEGI)

Mexican women also face other unflexible measures in conventional employement.  They're fired for getting pregnant, or not hired because they have children. Once they reach the age of 35 it is literally impossible to find a good paying job. Most applications for menial  jobs specify a maximum age of 45, add that to the gender-based violence that is so common over 75% of women in the workforce in Mexico experience it.

This means that self-employment  becomes the only option many women have if they are to provide for their families and survive. Inspite of all the challenges they face,  women in Mexico are rising up and channelling gender-based violence, discrimintaion and oppresion they face daily into ingenuity, perseverance and the pursuit of economic stability for their families and communities. Today, small to medium businesses mainly led by women are the backbone of most of Mexico's local economies, however women inevitably continue to lack access to the resources and financial aid they need to stabilize and grow their businesses.  60% of SMEs are led by women in Mexico but 75% of all new SME's fail within the first 2 years due to lack of resoruces,  basic startup tools, community and coaching!

 A WOMAN IS KILLED EVERY 2.5 HOURS IN MEXICO THROUGH GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (UN)

 

BRIDGING THE GAP MODEL:

We offer premium services at consistently sustainable prices. This way we can ensure that the mother with the Taco Stand & the Boutique Store owner both have the access to the right services and resurces at prices thay can consistently afford. We have put a price cap on our memberships and also offer a PWYC (pay what you can) option based on criteria upon application.  This means that we can offer more services at lower rates thus allowing our members to grow in financial stewardship. We also have memberships for remote clients who are not able to use the services we offer in our space daily but need access to courses, tools, mentoring/coaching and resources.

IN MEXICO 3 OUT OF 5 OF ALL SMALL & MEDIUM NEW BUSINESSES ARE STARTED BY WOMEN (SHCP)

OUR SERVICES:

Mothership's services are designed to simplify and enhance the lives of our members as they embark on the hard road of enteprenuership, choose to scale their businesses, or connect to other women socially and professionally.  We are creating a space where our members will be able to work effciently, connect and network, rest and recharge as well as having the added comfort of in house childcare facilities and many other amenities and services.

We Offer:

MOTHERSHIP STARTUP KIT / MENTORING & COMPANIONSHIP / NETWORKING EVENTS & ONLINE COMMUNITY / FEMALE FOCUSED LIBRARY / LOCKERS, CHANGING ROOM & SHOWERS / EVENT & CONFERENCE SPACES / LIFESTYLE CONCIERGE SERVICE / POP-UP SHOP INSTALLATION / WORKSHOPS / ONSITE RESTUARANT BAR & LOUNGE / CHAUFFER BODYGUARDS / CHILDCARE- DAY NURSERY, HOMEWORK CLUB, NANNIES / PERSONAL ASSISTANTS / LEGAL, FINANCIAL & RISK ASSESSMENTS/ BRAND CONSULTING/ 'SAFE AT HOME' APP

THE SPACE:

We are committed to creating a space that not only caters to the laboral and social needs of our members with well-being at it's core, we are also committed to building and using a space that leaves LITTLE TO NO CARBON FOOTRPINT in it's creation and functionality.  We continue to search for a site that is also safely accesible from anywhere in the city.

We are designing a fluid breathtaking space with a capacity for 300 women that adapts to the needs and moods of our members. with and entire community of 1500.

THERE ARE 23,136 AND COUNTING BUSINESSES OWNED BY WOMEN IN AGUASCALIENTES ALONE.

 Stylish and modern, bright and airy and full of lush greenery.

 

MOTHERSHIP TEAM

MIREYA ESPARZA - CHEIF OPERATING OFFICER

MONTSE CHÁVEZ GALVAN - MARKETING & MEDIA

FOUNDER

Nanná Soenya first arrived in Mexico City in 2007, having studied & researched the horrific effects of trafficking and prostitution in regard Mexican women. She worked as a volunteer for Coalition Against Trafficking of Women, gaining a deeper understanding of gender-based violence, it's roots and effects on women and young girls and boys. Following this, she decided to dedicate the rest of her life, to finding the best way to help vulnerable women & children. She has spent the last decade of her life in more research & investigation if the phenomenon of violence towards women and children in Mexico and through patient trials and some errors has been able to develop projects that she believes are pratical, tangible and attainable solutions that will cause a before and after in the lives of many women and children across the nation.

Mothership is one of them.

 

WHY IFUNDWOMEN?

We have explored extensively other forms of raising capital as a female led startup and the options are non-existant or dismal so finding the option to crowdfund on a platform created by women who know exactly what it’s like to  not find funding for a project/business. The IFundwomen platform offers tools, resources, coaching and support, because fundraising is hard. The human element of the whole experience is uplifting and keeps us going. They believe in us and we believe in them.

Thank you

Mothership Team.

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How much do you really need to start?

A. $100'000

Q, Can you not prepare to open a space for less money?

A. 1. To be able to create a safe space for women, firstly we need to invest in our community of people, strengthening it and creating a culture of security and authentic community. The concept and services we are offering have never been offered to women in Aguascalientes. So we need to show them that we are the solution to the needs they’ve expressed in surveys, events and focus groups. 

A.2 Where we are in Aguascalientes, everything costs more, due to the fact that there is no adherance to the few regulatory laws that put price caps on services, rents, materials, permits etc. Things are not automatically cheaper, actually we find a lot of things are far more expensive, apart from the aforementioned, lack of competetive business means other companies and services can ask for the prices they want. That is challenge for us, to really plan well how to and with whom to spend our budget.

Q. Why are you not offering all yearly memberships as part of your rewards?

A. Regardless of how big or small  female owned businesses are in Mexico, very few people generally have access to lump sums of money. This would cause a financial burden on a lot of our members that defeats the object of offering them an economically accesible & sustainable service.

Q. How do you cover Free Shipping?

A. We will be sending all our rewards from the US.

 

 

 

Renee
03/27/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Shana Gangi
03/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$300
James
03/10/2020
Mothership Startup Kit Sponsor
$40
Jen Mance
03/03/2020
Social Media Shoutout
$10
Saban Bruce
02/29/2020
MSK & Ehya Organic Mexican Coffee
$60
Ruth, Ros, Valentino y baby
02/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$40
Sarah Mathewson
02/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
02/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
02/21/2020
Social Media Shoutout
$10
Virginia Almendarez
02/21/2020
Ehya Organic Mexican Coffee
$25
110.00 USD or more
Medium Family Care Package

We are making packages that last at least 15 days.

This Care package is for a family of 4-6 people.

it includes non perishable food items, water and a small medical kit.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
165.00 USD or more
Large family Care package

We are making packages that last at least 15 days.

This Care package is for a family of 2-4 people.

it includes non perishable food items, water and a small medical kit.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,813.00 USD or more
Annual Membership Sponsor

After Covid-19 a Sponsorhsip for mothers and women entreprenuers and in business is going to be even more needed. As we keep mentioning most of the women we are trying to help through this space, have lived by the economic culutre of day-to-day.

Many are already finding themselves in financially hard situations without plans or financial back-up and support.

This will change the lives of many women who's lives will be drastically affected by this crisis.

Know that you are investing in someone who will be eternally grateful for your generosity!

You'll also receive a Thank You letter from the Mama you sponsor and your name or company logo on our website and physical space for a year!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU!

 

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

Thanks for caring, any amount will help us build this safe space for the women in Aguascalientes..

11 Supporters
Select this reward
45.00 USD or more
Mothership Business Kit Sponsor

As we've mentioned our 'model of inclusion' means that we're offering a lot of our services free for some of our members and subsidised for most because starting and running business is daunting especially if you have not had access to the right tools to guide you.

Your sponsorship will change the game for many women in our community.

Our Mothership Business Kit includes:

DIGITAL DOCUMENTS & TOOLS

USB OR EMAIL 

CUSTOMIZABLE CONTRACT TEMPLATES

BUSINESS PLAN

COGS SPREADSHEET

CLIENT DATABASE SPREADSHEET

PERSONAL & BUSINESS BUDGETS

TIMELINE & GOALS 

EXPANSION PLAN

MASTER TEMPLATE

PHYSICAL DOCUMENTS

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL BUDGET TEMPLATES

VARIATION OF CONTRACT TEMPLATES

BUSINESS PLAN

COGS SPREADSHEET

CLIENT DATABASE SPREADSHEET

TIMELINE & GOALS 

EXPANSION PLAN

COACHING

30 MINUTES OF BUSINESS & RISK ASSESSMENT (Free)

30 MINUTES IN FINANCIAL ADVICE (Free)

30 MINUTES IN LEGAL ADVICE (Free)

30 MINUTES IN MARKETING ADVICE (Free)

30 MINUTES PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADVICE (Free)

TOOLS

2020 AGENDA

PREPAID DEBIT CARD FOR BUSINESS NEEDS

299 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD or more
Founding Patron

We started this capmaign to raise pre-seed for our company, we had a bunch of very cool and different rewards so we could raise the money we needed to start.

Covid-19 has reaffirmed why we need to create the spaces with the services we offer here in Mexico. We're looking for like-minded people who know that investing in women is a good and sure bet.

Becoming a Founding Patron means you're putting your money into a comapny and project that will continously be scaling and helping other women grow and build, that can dramatically change the economic state of this country. This is history in the making because nothing like this has yet been accomplished in Mexico.

In thanks for your generosity...

You can choose from:

  • Having an area in our space named after you
  • Your name or Photo on our wall
  • Or you can tell us how best you want us to remember and honor your generosity in our space.

It's the least we can do for someone as amazing as you!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD or more
Social Media Shoutout

You're a big deal and we're grateful for your donation so we'll tell the whole world about you and your generosity on our social media outlets! Thank you!!

157 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

110.00 USD or more
Medium Family Care Package

We are making packages that last at least 15 days.

This Care package is for a family of 4-6 people.

it includes non perishable food items, water and a small medical kit.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
165.00 USD or more
Large family Care package

We are making packages that last at least 15 days.

This Care package is for a family of 2-4 people.

it includes non perishable food items, water and a small medical kit.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,813.00 USD or more
Annual Membership Sponsor

After Covid-19 a Sponsorhsip for mothers and women entreprenuers and in business is going to be even more needed. As we keep mentioning most of the women we are trying to help through this space, have lived by the economic culutre of day-to-day.

Many are already finding themselves in financially hard situations without plans or financial back-up and support.

This will change the lives of many women who's lives will be drastically affected by this crisis.

Know that you are investing in someone who will be eternally grateful for your generosity!

You'll also receive a Thank You letter from the Mama you sponsor and your name or company logo on our website and physical space for a year!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU!

 

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

Thanks for caring, any amount will help us build this safe space for the women in Aguascalientes..

11 Supporters
Select this reward
45.00 USD or more
Mothership Business Kit Sponsor

As we've mentioned our 'model of inclusion' means that we're offering a lot of our services free for some of our members and subsidised for most because starting and running business is daunting especially if you have not had access to the right tools to guide you.

Your sponsorship will change the game for many women in our community.

Our Mothership Business Kit includes:

DIGITAL DOCUMENTS & TOOLS

USB OR EMAIL 

CUSTOMIZABLE CONTRACT TEMPLATES

BUSINESS PLAN

COGS SPREADSHEET

CLIENT DATABASE SPREADSHEET

PERSONAL & BUSINESS BUDGETS

TIMELINE & GOALS 

EXPANSION PLAN

MASTER TEMPLATE

PHYSICAL DOCUMENTS

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL BUDGET TEMPLATES

VARIATION OF CONTRACT TEMPLATES

BUSINESS PLAN

COGS SPREADSHEET

CLIENT DATABASE SPREADSHEET

TIMELINE & GOALS 

EXPANSION PLAN

COACHING

30 MINUTES OF BUSINESS & RISK ASSESSMENT (Free)

30 MINUTES IN FINANCIAL ADVICE (Free)

30 MINUTES IN LEGAL ADVICE (Free)

30 MINUTES IN MARKETING ADVICE (Free)

30 MINUTES PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADVICE (Free)

TOOLS

2020 AGENDA

PREPAID DEBIT CARD FOR BUSINESS NEEDS

299 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD or more
Founding Patron

We started this capmaign to raise pre-seed for our company, we had a bunch of very cool and different rewards so we could raise the money we needed to start.

Covid-19 has reaffirmed why we need to create the spaces with the services we offer here in Mexico. We're looking for like-minded people who know that investing in women is a good and sure bet.

Becoming a Founding Patron means you're putting your money into a comapny and project that will continously be scaling and helping other women grow and build, that can dramatically change the economic state of this country. This is history in the making because nothing like this has yet been accomplished in Mexico.

In thanks for your generosity...

You can choose from:

  • Having an area in our space named after you
  • Your name or Photo on our wall
  • Or you can tell us how best you want us to remember and honor your generosity in our space.

It's the least we can do for someone as amazing as you!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD or more
Social Media Shoutout

You're a big deal and we're grateful for your donation so we'll tell the whole world about you and your generosity on our social media outlets! Thank you!!

157 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward