When local government and businesses contribute to community-led development projects, the outcome is improved livelihoods, a stronger economy, and a sustainable future. Fundación Social de Holcim Colombia (Holcim/CO) works to develop a subgrant fund to finance grassroots development projects and increase corporate social investment of this Colombian cement manufacturer and member of RedEAmérica. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to unlock private, public and community resources for grassroots development in Colombia. Holcim/CO’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:|
|Alliance for Grassroots Development||Colombia||2014 – 2019||$437,995||$1,346,625||880 individuals||1,400 individuals||civic engagement
job skills and enterprise development
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