Sheep and alpaca herders in the Bolivar, Tungurahua and Chimborazo provinces have limited means to increase their income. Fundación de Organizaciones Campesinas de Salinas (FUNORSAL) works with wool producers to improve the genetic quality of their herds, to launch community enterprises and to organize as communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Ecuador. FUNORSAL’s activities encourage small business growth and local entrepreneurship to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Transformation and productive support to sheep and alpaca farmers in 3 provinces||Ecuador||2012 – 2018||$525,894||$578,500||1,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
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Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social (CEPFS), an IAF grantee partner since 2010, took a top honor at the ceremony awarding Von Martius Prizes for Sustainability during the annual Ecogerma Conference that took place in Sao Paulo on Sept. 30 and Oct 1 hosted by the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Read more ›