Garment workers in the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires struggle to generate sufficient income due to unfavorable labor conditions and a lack of access to training, technical assistance, and microcredit. Asociación Civil Enlace Social (Enlace Social) provides training for disadvantaged women to develop fair trade clothing manufacturing businesses and to improve working conditions. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Argentina. Enlace Social’s activities encourage 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:|
|Integrated enterprise development of the design and garment manufacturing sector in Buenos Aires||Argentina||2015 – 2018||$208,720||$471,839||400 individuals||800 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
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