Families that have one or more relatives abroad face challenges that include securing investment for sound business initiatives to improve livelihoods, raising children alone and depression as a result of separation. Instituto de Investigación y Práctica Social y Cultural A.C. (IIPSOCULTA) provides financial assistance through grassroots development projects in Guerrero, Mexico, Puebla and Tlaxcala that fund cultural initiatives and increase means of self-support for community members. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Mexico. IIPSOCULTA’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Improving livelihoods of Mexican families through community projects that include diaspora investment||Mexico||2017 – 2019||$240,400||$215,400||200 individuals||500 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
alternatives to migration
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IAF recently learned that Summer Harlow, a Fellow in the 2012-2013 cycle, received the prestigious Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award from The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), which recognizes the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of research on mass communication. Harlow's IAF Fellowship funded some of the Read more ›