Education  Peru Project #11398

Training for Youth with Disabilities in Peru

by The Trust for the Americas Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project will provide micro-entrepreneurship training and small grants to youth with disabilities in Chiclayo, Peru. The training will empower young people with disabilities as leaders and agents of change and will promote a virtuous circle of community-driven development.

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In Chiclayo, 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 promote community-driven development projects, providing them each with a $500 grant to create the change they want to see in Chiclayo.


Through the development of community-focused plans and provision of micro-grants to young people, the participants will have the ability to create lasting change in Chiclayo. By providing young people with these opportunities, they will in turn serve as the catalyst for change, addressing the needs they feel are not met in their own community. It is a chance to empower young people to improve the lives of those around them.

Long-Term Impact

This project will train 15 young people with disabilities in micro-entrepreneurship skills, including accounting, project management, and monitoring and evaluation. The project will provide each participant with $500 grants to carry out a project of their design that will benefit their community. These projects will provide valuable experience in leadership and management, create new employment opportunities, and help break down barriers and stigmas in the community.



Organization Information

The Trust for the Americas

Location: Washington,, District of Columbia - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
The Trust for the Americas - OAS
The Trust for the Americas - OAS
Washington, DC United States

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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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