Between 1996 and 2005 war caused a massive displacement of 4,252 families of farmers to Medellin, so they had to leave their homes in Eastern Antioquia in order to survive.
This project will strengthen the association's skills and management so it could better serve its community. It will also support the village store, that belongs to the community, therefore it can provide social and economic benefits to the people.
Los Medios is a small village located five hours from Medellin. Having endured a decade of violence, 61 families have returned to their homeland. However, things are different now. The confidence among residents has decreased and the Association that used to provide economic and social benefits to the community in the past, now is weak and disjointed, which shows that the war, besides disappearing economic activities, profoundly affected the social fabric that existed on the territory.
The project seeks to strengthen the Community's Association of Los Medios, which mission is to provide economic and social benefits to 61 families who live and work nearby. Therefore Interactuar has helped the association "find its true north," working with the members to clarify the mission, individual roles, lines of action, and the guiding principles behind these. Thanks to the support of people like you, the Los Medios Association is getting on a path to lift these families out of poverty
The project bases its sustainability and long term impact leaving strengthened skills in the 5 leaders of the Community in terms of administrative knowledge. In other hand, it will build mechanisms of participation for 61 families within the association, and it will seek to rebuild trust between every one of the associates. Finally, the community's store that belongs to the association will be endowed with agricultural inputs as part of the initial investment of a new line of business.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,483
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,517
Total Funding Goal: $10,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).