In Peru, not enough young people, especially those with disabilities, have the opportunity to carry out their own initiatives to improve their community. This bottom-up approach trains and equips young people with the tools they need to improve community-driven development projects, providing them each with a $300 grant to promote the change they want to see in Chiclayo and Lima.
Through the development of community-focused plans and provision of micro-grants to young entrepreneurs, the participants will have the ability to create lasting change in Chiclayo and Lima. By providing young people with these opportunities, they will turn their business into examples of success and serve as the catalyst for change, addressing needs they feel are not met in their communities. It is a chance to empower young people to improve the lives of those around them.
This project will train 30 young people with disabilities in micro-entrepreneurship skills, including accounting, project management, and monitoring and evaluation. The project will provide 15 $300 grants to carry out an improvement of their current businesses. These projects will provide valuable experience in leadership and management, improving their employment opportunities, and help break down barriers and stigmas in the community.