Rural communities in Corrientes Province often lack jobs or access to learn employability skills. Asociación Civil “La Choza” – Centro de Iniciativas para el Desarrollo Local provides training and technical assistance to a cooperative and to young people to develop sustainable community-based ecotourism enterprises in and around a protected wetland area. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Argentina. La Choza’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Eco-Tourism and community development in the Ibera Wetlands||Argentina||2013 – 2019||$423,425||$904,850||1,830 individuals||5,000 community residents||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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