In the small rural community of Chichoy, 20 indigenous women will be provided the land, seeds and tools to launch an income-generating potato project.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Due to inadequate access to education, health care and economic resources, indigenous women suffer from high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and malnourishment. On top of these endemic problems, the army destroyed scores of villages and murdered thousands of indigenous men during the brutal 36 year civil war which ended in 1996, leaving an entire generation of widows with young children. This project will benefit 20 impoverished women, and their families, in the small community of Chichoy.
How will this project solve this problem?
Convene small business training and provide start-up seed capital to help poor women start their own businesses.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will help 20 impoverished women, and their families, in the small community of Chichoy generate enough income to provide basic necessities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,446
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,446 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $15,301.