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Project Description

Aymara communities near Lake Titicaca rely on small-scale tourism enterprises to earn income but face challenges in tapping into a larger market. Centro de Investigaciones de Energia y Población (CIEP) works to expand the tourism circuit and enables rural artisans, farmers, students and other residents to work as guides and to offer food, crafts and services to increase their income. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Bolivia. CIEP’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Project Amendments

Centro de Investigaciones de Energía y Población (CIEP), in partnership with Asociación de Productores Artesanales del Municipio de Batallas (APAM-B) will establish, renovate and promote various tourist activities in 10 Aymara communities in the provincial town and its outlying communities. It will develop new designs and artisan products, and promote and organize new tourist venues that will be managed by Aymara community members and generate socio-economic benefits for them. CIEP and APAM-B will expand and consolidate a `tourist circuit` in the area, offering tour guides, food, artisan products and other goods and services for national and foreign tourists. The project will benefit 400 Aymara famers, artisan producers and entrepreneurs, especially women and youth. It will indirectly reach another 1,300.

Centro de Investigaciones de Energía y Población*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Consolidating local development in rural and urban Aymara communities through tourism Bolivia 2014 – 2021 $381,290 $374,334 400 individuals 900 individuals enterprise development and job skills
culture and development

*includes amendment data.

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