Indigenous communities on the isolated Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua face water and sanitation challenges, which puts residents at risk for disease. Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Costa Atlántica `PANA PANA` (Pana Pana) leverages resources from the government and non-governmental organizations to promote and strengthen sustainable infrastructures to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Nicaragua. Pana Pana’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Constructing local capacity to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene services to rural and peri-urban communities||Nicaragua||2012 – 2018||$545,789||$1,040,721||1,075 individuals||4,275 individuals||job skills and enterprise development
Talk about community-led development!
In celebration of International Women’s Day the Mexican Embassy on March 7 invited an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner to talk about leadership and women making a difference in Guatemala. Alicia Lopez, an indigenous Awakateka and executive director of Asociación Política de Mujeres Mayas Moloj (MOLOJ), spoke of how youth Read more ›