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Project Description

Indigenous women in Latin America face significant gaps in access to higher education, health services and employment opportunity. Fundación RENACE – Red Nacional de Acción Ecológica (RENACE) works with women-led community enterprises in the Alto Beni region to improve production and marketing of local products and services in order to generate employment, increase incomes and strengthen community resilience. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Bolivia. RENACE’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides RENACE twelve months and $95,200 to assist women-led indigenous community enterprises in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its aftermath by selling locally-produced food in local, regional, national and international markets following health and safety protocols. RENACE will help them address food insecurity and generate income by connecting directly with consumers and taking advantage of emerging markets, such as school food programs. Finally, RENACE will collaborate with women’s enterprises to identify problems arising from the pandemic and propose solutions with their local municipal governments. As part of the amendment, RENACE is mobilizing an additional $175,745 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement. This amendment is part of the IAF’s Women Investing in Growth and Security (WINGS) initiative to empower women as business and community leaders.

Fundación RENACE – Red Nacional de Acción Ecológica*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Launching a women led indigenous community enterprise Bolivia 2017 – 2021 $332,630 $572,125 1,460 individuals 3,390 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security
enterprise development and job skills

*includes amendment data.

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