Migrants and Afro-Ecuadorians face many struggles, including finding safe jobs that pay a living wage. Women and single mothers are particularly disadvantaged. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to create opportunities for traditionally excluded populations. In Guayaquil, Ecuador, our grantee partner Agrupación Afro-Ecuatoriana de Mujeres Progresistas (AAMP) works with Venezuelan and Colombian migrant women and Afro-Ecuadorian women by offering access to credit and training in job skills, providing opportunities for enterprise development and social inclusion.
This grant is part of the IAF’s Women INvesting in Growth and Security (WINGS) initiative to empower women as business and community leaders, and part of our commitment to support displaced Venezuelans and communities impacted by the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.