Displaced Venezuelans in the Brazilian border states of Roraima and Amapá often struggle to find employment and earn a living. They also have limited access to information about available health services for preventable diseases and COVID-19 prevention. Fundo Positivo (Positivo) is improving health conditions and reducing the incidence of illnesses among Venezuelan migrants and at-risk Brazilians by increasing their access to health care and training community health promoters. Positivo is also improving the relationship between migrants and receiving communities by involving Venezuelan migrants in promoting health care services and offering migrants and other community members training sessions on entrepreneurship and professional development opportunities. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to increasing vulnerable populations’ health and economic inclusion.
This grant is part of the IAF’s commitment to support displaced Venezuelans and communities impacted by the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.