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.
|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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