From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency in Colombia



To create a network of enterprises for the poor introduced to the formal business sector and managed by a shared service.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The high unemployment rate (15.8%) in Cali, Colombia drastically affects poor Afro-Colombian women living in the Aguablanca (Cali’s poorest and most excluded area). These women, the beneficiaries of our project, are unemployed, earn less than US$1 a day from informal tasks, and are discriminated against for their black ethnicity. We aim to create small associated enterprises that generate income and receive training and business knowledge from the formal business sector.

How will this project solve this problem?

To create a network of Solidary Popular Enterprises & to introduce them to the formal business sector as strategic partners, and to provide SPEs with administrative, financial & technological aid through a Shared Services Unit.

Potential Long Term Impact

To democratize business knowledge through a Bank of Talent Donors, which transfers knowledge from the formal business sector to SPEs. To create a Systemic Model of solutions to unemployment/poverty problems.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $420

Funding Policy: partial

Funding Information

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 $420 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $32,780.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $420 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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