Help 25 Colombian Indigenous Women Grow Leadership

by FUNDACION SOLIDARIA LA VISITACION-FSV

Summary

The Solidarity Foundation in Medellin, Colombia will use its 26 years of experience to help Embera Katio indigenous women in their reservation in the municipality of Dabeiba-Colombia, to empower them as entrepreneur leaders and generators or their own incomes, through the elaboration of arts and crafts.
$1,200.00
total goal
$468.00
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The income of the Embera indigenous community is very limited and the resources for their livelihood depend mostly on women. Also, a lack of leadership and initiative of women to carry out their ideas and purposes, entails to live with a high vulnerability of its rights on their daily basis. In most of the families as well, the Emberas tradition of art and crafts have been losing it, which represents a big danger for the indigenous legacy in Colombia if is not preserved.

Solution

The Project will bring support to the indigenous women business, by strengthening the internal processes with the elaboration and selling of the different crafts made with leafs such as mats and baskets; and on the other hand, jewelry and clothing made with beads such as: belts, rings, necklaces, earrings, hair bands, pants, shirts and sandals. The commercialization of products will take place in the Municipality of Dabeiba and also in Medellin city in one of our partner institutions.

Long-Term Impact

The Embera indigenous communities will increase their Human Rights awareness by having high women participation level, because the women will identify, through art and crafts elaboration, its strengths, skills and relevance within their communities and families. The communities will keep their traditions alive and will have an established production unities in their territories, in order to have a better quality of life through employment and income diversification of its productive activities

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundavisitacion.org
FSV Official Site
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Organization Information

FUNDACION SOLIDARIA LA VISITACION-FSV

Location: MEDELLIN, ANTIOQUIA - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.fundavisitacion.org
Project Leader:
Hugo Cuervo
MEDELLIN, ANTIOQUIA Colombia
$732 raised of $1,200 goal
 
17 donations
$468 to go
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