In the department of Intibucá, young people with disabilities are often excluded from society and with few options for personal development, education or employment. Centro Integral Misión de Amor (CIMA) works to raise public awareness about the rights of this marginalized population, socially and economically integrate young people through skill development in weaving and handicrafts for income generation, and providing training in sign language. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Honduras. CIMA’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Weaving a way for the inclusion of the disability sector in the Department of Intibucá||Honduras||2016 – 2018||$50,000||$54,750||90 individuals||260 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
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Community, indigenous and local government leaders meet at UNESCO World Heritage site Tiwanaku for a ceremony to kick off a new IAF-supported project