Violence and discrimination affect women from rural communities of El Viejo who are often economically dependent on others to support their livelihoods. Asociación Para el Desarrollo Integral de la Mujer (APADIEM) works to identify income-producing activities that improve the quality of life for these residents. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Nicaragua. APADIEM’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life.
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|Alternatives for income-generation that enable economic empowerment of women in rural communities in El Viejo||Nicaragua||2014 – 2018||$261,270||$213,252||450 individuals||1,050 individuals||civic engagement
job skills and enterprise development
Talk about community-led development!
On June 30, 2019, we joined the National Museum of African American History and Culture for an event with storytellers and scholars from the United States and Latin America.