Corporacion Interactuar

The mission of Interactuar is to generate and support the permanent employment in the department of Antioquia, through the creation and consolidation of small units of production, commerce or services, leading its enterprise development by means of financial services, of formation and commercialization and centering its action in the population of limited resources.
Dec 11, 2014

Final thoughts of 2014

Dear supporters,

 

We hope December finds you happy and content with what you have accomplished so far. Let us tell you that a part of those accomplishments you had this year stands also in the support you have shown us throughout 2014. Because we realized that the power of ‘together’ is greater than we all thought, now, at the end of this amazing year, we want to share with you what we have done together for the families that courageously took the challenge of going back to the homeland that raised them after being forced to leave it behind.

The year of 2014 has been enlightening for us and these families. Here’s why:

  • At the moment, we are happy to say the number of families that returned to the village  reached 71;
  • The Association now supports the good activity of the school and church as well as the development of nutrition, law, economic and social practices in a more organized and improved manner;
  • The community has now strengthened and the families have more confidence in their neighbors and the future lying ahead.

All of your donations to this project in 2014 concreted in a series of activities that would help the community from Los Medios to improve the quality of their life in the village both in terms of social and economic matters. More specific, the panela producers in the village will benefit from a one day comprehensive training from an acredited agronomist. 

After identifying the need to a continuously improving process of panela production in the region of Antioquia we created, together with our agronomist, a training session focused on the improvement of production processes in terms of technical issues.

Part of the objectives of this training are to improve the efficiency of panela peasant units, generate management tools that lead to projects with technological, economic, ecological and social impact and to upgrade the existing regulations in panela production – a very important issue for the panela producers.

The training will take place in Los Medios village this December. We will get back to you in January with a report on how the activity went, results and resolutions for the upcoming year. Since these families are constantly working to improve the quality of their life, we all appreciate your continuous support to the project. You can make your donation in the right box of the project page, or just by clicking here.

In behalf of the entire team of Interactuar and the families from Los Medios we wish you all a Merry Christmas with your loved ones and a Happy New Year!

 

Note: ’A new beginning for 61 families in Colombia’ is part of the Together for Colombia crowdfunding campaign that we developed in order to raise awareness on the social and economic reality of this country and involve the international community in changing it to the better. Keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or our blog.  

Oct 16, 2014

Project Update

Dear donor,

‘Transform the lives of 5 entrepreneurs in Colombia’ aims to support 5 micro entrepreneurs with disabilities in Medellín, Colombia.

So far, thanks to your support, the 5 families managed to realize the potential of their small business for the wellbeing of their families and local market. With thorough plans to grow on a long term, they are now ready to take their business further.                                                                                                

The struggle with social inclusion continues every day, but their projects keep them going. Their strong desire to overcome their reality, to provide their children with a decent way of life and to prove to society that there is a lot more beyond a physical condition, help them to move forward. It’s not easy, but it brings them the joy of creating, appreciation for their work and the pride of being able to support their families and send their children to school.

We remind you that for this project, Interactuar partnered with Amigos con Calor Humano Association to help transform the lives of these people. This way, we provide them the knowledge and training needed to develop their projects. Thanks to your support, we are able to offer them a comprehensive support, enhancing their capacities to strengthen their businesses and supporting them to achieve their autonomy and independence.  

Note: ‘Transform the lives of 5 entrepreneurs in Colombia’ is part of the Together for Colombia campaign that we developed in order to raise awareness on the social and economic reality of this country and involve the international community in changing it to the better. Keep in touch with us on FacebookTwitterPinterest or our blog.  

Oct 16, 2014

Project Update

Dear donor,

The Interactuar team and the families from Los Medios thank you from the heart for your support. The gifts we received have found their destination and are now helping the micro entrepreneurs involved in the project to move forward.

The 71 families that are currently living in Los Medios have organized the community in various committees in order to take care of the good activity of the school, church, nutrition, law, economic and social issues in the village. The production of panela works better and better and thanks to your generous donations, the manufacturers have professional equipment to work in a safe environment and produce a qualitative 100% natural product. The Los Medios community is currently commercializing panela to the Granada market, the closest municipality, increasing the confidence level in the local economic activity. As the production of panela is the main financial resource that brings income to the families in the village, the purpose is to continuously increase the quality of production and extend the distribution market in other municipalities also to contribute to the community development. The focus now is to analyze the current economic situation of the community and to identify new markets and business opportunities to create various income generation sources for these families. The Los Medios community has come a long way thanks to your support. And it can go further with your help.

Note: ’A new beginning for 61 families in Colombia’ is part of the Together for Colombia campaign that we developed in order to raise awareness on the social and economic reality of this country and involve the international community in changing it to the better. Keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or our blog.  

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