This project closes the gap by creating mutually beneficial relationships that connect local communities with funding from the private sector for sustainable development. We help communities get funding through businesses and help businesses strengthen their CSR and contribution to social good. Your contribution will help fund various projects in 3 strategic lines of work: environment, education and peace building in Medellin and the Magdalena region with approx. 5,400 beneficiaries and more!
Colombia struggles with climbing inequality, with 32% of the population living on less than $2.50/day. Furthermore, environmental threats such as deforestation (16% increase 2013-2014), drought, and biodiversity loss threaten the most vulnerable populations. Financing for development often doesn't reach communities in need, and access to it is highly competitive. Lastly, businesses are often left out as key players in development, and therefore lose opportunities to invest in social good.
E2Es model works with communities to help them figure out the social changes they want to make in their community and design actions to make that change. We then connect them to the private sector to fund their initiative, and we help them coordinate and implement the project. Finally, we work with our private sector partner that funded the initiative to make sure that they receive the benefits of contributing to a strong culture of CSR in Colombia.
E2E works with local communities to empower them towards long-term sustainable change-- not so that they are dependent on funds from E2E. Empowering the community along with our new way of channeling funds to developing communities creates long-term, meaningful changes for communities, but also for society as a whole. When businesses see that their investments are having an impact, they are more likely to continue investing in social good. To date, we impact over 5,400 people with our projects.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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