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Project Description

In the peri-urban area of Ciudad Sandino, near Managua, young Nicaraguans struggle with violence and unemployment. Centro de Comunicación y Educación Popular Cantera (CANTERA) provides technical assistance and entrepreneurship support for at-risk young people to develop small business initiatives and engage in community development. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand peace and security in Nicaragua. CANTERA’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Centro de Comunicación y Educación Popular Cantera
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Young Builders of Dreams in Ciudad Sandino for a Future without Violence Nicaragua 2014 – 2019 $284,876 $318,483 720 individuals 2,520 individuals leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development

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