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Project Description

Women in Nicaragua’s rural communities confront gender-based violence on a daily basis and young people in these areas lack economic opportunities. Asociación de Mujeres de Estelí Xilonem (AMEX) provides training and assistance in basic human rights, leadership development and access to credit. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Nicaragua. AMEX’s activities strengthen vulnerable populations so they can improve living conditions and participate equally in Nicaragua’s political, economic, and social life.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides AMEX with an additional $178,296 and three years to expand training and services related to gender-based violence to additional communities, coordinate with a national network that monitors and captures statistics on violence against women, and carry out activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including providing locally-sourced personal protective equipment and sanitary supplies at key locations in the communities. As a part of the amendment, AMEX is mobilizing an additional $177,959 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

This amendment is part of the IAF’s Women INvesting in Growth and Security (WINGS) initiative to empower women as business and community leaders.

This amendment provides AMEX with an additional $152,000 to build a community center in San Nicolas, Esteli and execute three modules of  Minga Peru’s signature program focused on organizational strengthening, communications, and sustainability that will benefit AMEX and seven other IAF grantees and their members. AMEX and IAF Grantees are mobilizing an additional $51,200 of in-kind resources to the grant agreement, which this amendment extends through 2021.

Asociación de Mujeres de Estelí Xilonem*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Economic Empowerment of Women and Young People in the municipality of San Nicolás, Estelí Nicaragua 2018 – 2024 $461,276 $359,495 340  individuals 3,100 individuals enterprise development and job skills
civic engagement and human rights

*Includes amendment data

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