Hope and Development to Ex-combatants in Colombia

by Fundacion por la Educacion Multidimensional-FEM Vetted since 2017

Summary

Our Non-Profit owns a tour operator that delivers great experiences as it incubates community based tourism projects. We believe regenerative tourism is one of the answers for keeping up the peace efforts after the Peace Accords that ended the 50 year conflict. With your support, we will be able to develop a new product named HOPE TOUR (#rutadelaesperanza), a travel experience 100% led by excombatants, victims of war and vulnerable communities.

$20,000
total goal
$19,165
remaining
11
donors
2
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

Colombia is a country with a conflicted history, but it has great potential. Rural communities most affected by the violence face a unique challenge as the country works to build peace: victims and ex-combatants must learn to live together in areas with few economic opportunities and lasting tensions. Furthermore, negative associations with these areas have limited the potential for economic development, despite the breathtaking natural wealth and incredible cultural diversity.

Solution

We want to create a high level peace tourism experience, fully operated by excombatants, victims and vulnerable communities of Bolivar and Guaviare that was harshly struck by the penalties of war. We want to promote the development through reconciliation work and with the money from this crowdfund, we need to enable each location to be able to operate community tourism to its fullest. We want to preserve the authentic local heritages and the small investments are needed at each stop.

Long-Term Impact

Long-term, this project contributes to community healing by providing a source of income to post-conflict actors while also providing a space for ex-combatants, victims, and vulnerable communities to work together. Additionally, this project contributes to national healing by involving people from outside of these communities, using tourism to show the peace-building efforts of formerly stigmatized populations. This exposure can give the larger Colombian population a vehicle for reconciliation.

Resources

http:/​/​www.femcolombia.org
This is our future tour description in the website

Organization Information

Fundacion por la Educacion Multidimensional-FEM

Location: Bogota - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.femcolombia.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @femcolombia
Project Leader:
Ana María González
Executive Director
Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia
$835 raised of $20,000 goal
 
27 donations
$19,165 to go
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