Small scale shrimp farmers in Namasigue in the department of Choluteca have limited access to equipment and training needed to compete with larger farms. Fundación Chorotega (FUNDACHOR) trains organized groups of predominately female shrimp producers in farm management techniques to boost production and income, provides materials and basic equipment, and creates opportunities for leadership development and cross-learning among the groups. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Honduras. FUNDACHOR’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
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:|
|Strengthening Women’s Business and Social Economic Development in Namasigue||Honduras||2016 – 2019||$227,350||$125,780||140 individuals||500 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
Talk about community-led development!