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Project Description

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.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides CBNE an additional $9,631 to carry out activities to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and related food insecurity on Venezuelan migrants in the metropolitan area of Recife, Brazil. CBNE is purchasing food, personal hygiene, and cleaning products; and purchasing communications technology to implement distance learning to carry out training programs that will increase the opportunities for displaced Venezuelans to sustainably generate income. As part of the amendment, CBNE is mobilizing an additional $1,500 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

Caritas Brasileira Regional Nordeste*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening human rights conditions of Venezuelan migrants Brazil 2019 – 2022 $261,133 $300,823 200 individuals 400 individuals enterprise development and job skills

*includes amendment data

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