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:||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 – 2018||$346,290||$291,203||400 individuals||900 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
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