The women of the Associacion de Mujeres Ngobe (ASMUNG) pose in their brilliantly colored dresses, which are integral to their vibrant culture. These indigenous peoples of the Comarca Ngobe-Buglé live in extreme poverty--98.6 percent fall below the poverty line, and many lack fundamental resources to survive. ASMUNG helps empower the women in this community by providing education and opportunities for the advancement and sexual equality of the women in society. The women are also taught crafts and skills to boost economic independence and preserve the artisan culture of the indigenous peoples.
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