Between 1996 and 2005 violence caused a massive displacement of 4,252 families of farmers to Medellin, who had to leave everything behind to survive.
This project will strengthen the Community Association of Los Medios village, which belongs to 61 families that have come back to the territory, and its mission is to provide social and economic benefits to the people, but nowadays it requires to be improved in governance instruments and also its leaders need to acquire administrative skills.
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, whose mission is to provide economic and social benefits to 61 families who live and work nearby. Therefore, your donation will help us to make the Association's instruments of governance stronger, so its leaders start building up the confidence between the people. Your help will also improve the leader's administrative skills, and will provide agricultural inputs to the Community Store that belongs to the Association.
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.
"The people from Los Medios has played a difficult job of self motivation, since it has been a hopeless community which returned to its territory and had to start rebuilding their lives" - Rosa Ines Duque, She is the President of the Association
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,025
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,975
Total Funding Goal: $10,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).