Taking into consideration that family income is essential for self-sufficiency and well-being, the Community Development Core Committee organized three meetings and held discussions with unemployed women in the area covered by the JMP–L Community Development Program, in November 2005. The women discussed the jobs they would like to have and made worthy suggestions about economic projects.
From February 20 to March 6 of 2006, an economic mapping was conducted while planning these projects. Volunteer women visited shops and workplaces in the area to get acquainted with various skills and trades, and to consider the job opportunities they might provide. After completing the survey, the participants prepared the economic mapping of the area.