Displaced Venezuelans in northeastern Brazil often struggle to find employment and earn a living in their new country due to high unemployment rates in Brazil and a lack of Portuguese language skills. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to increasing social and economic inclusion of vulnerable populations. Our grantee partner, Caritas Brasileira Regional Nordeste (CBNE), is developing a training program for Venezuelan migrants in the state of Pernambuco that will equip them for local employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. CBNE also hosts events that promote cultural understanding between displaced Venezuelans and the communities in which they reside.
This project is part of the IAF’s commitment to support displaced Venezuelans and communities impacted by the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.