Recyclers in Jinotega often live in extreme poverty. Fundación Aldea works with recyclers to consolidate and expand an operation in Jinotega Department by training a youth recycling network in organization, management, marketing and equipment operation. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Nicaragua. Fundación Aldea’s activities support 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:|
|Building the capacity of young recyclers in Jinotega||Nicaragua||2018 – 2021||$225,000||$379,033||1,050 individuals||4,200 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
Talk about community-led development!
Few would have imagined in the early days that former IAF grantee partner Fundación Defensores del Chaco would become a youth-led powerhouse mobilizing entire towns to advocate for themselves. But what started as a street soccer team became a space where young people and their communities could bring their problems and find solutions together.
We here at the IAF would like to take a moment to congratulate a grantee partner named among the top 500 best development projects in Latin America! The IAF-sponsored Cooperativa de Producción y Servicios Especiales de los Productores de Camélidos Andinos (COOPECAN) qualified in two categories of the Premios Latinoamérica Read more ›