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Project Description

Young people in general and youth with disabilities in particular living in Lima and Cusco face high unemployment rates and few income-generation opportunities. Asociación Kallpa para la Promoción de la Salud Integral y el Desarrollo (Kallpa) helps people between the ages of 15 and 29 find meaningful employment or start small businesses through the Center for Youth and Employment and Youth Business Incubators. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Peru. Kallpa’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides Kallpa with an additional two years and $286,210 to help more young people with disabilities in Cusco and San Juan de Miraflores, Lima, acquire and improve their job skills, obtain formal employment, and launch their own businesses. Kallpa is also addressing the economic needs of displaced Venezuelans in Peru by creating a program through which they can receive job and entrepreneurship training and seed capital.

This grant is part of the IAF’s commitment to support displaced Venezuelans and communities impacted by the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.

Kallpa will adapt its tools and incorporate a new methodology for preparing young persons with disabilities for employment. Approximately 210 youth with disabilities and 40 volunteers in Cusco and in the district of San Juan de Miraflores, in Lima, will benefit.

Asociación Kallpa para la Promoción de la Salud Integral y el Desarrollo*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Youth Business Incubators in Centers for Youth and Employment in Cusco and San Juan de Miraflores in Cusco and San Juan de Miraflores in Lima Peru 2013 – 2022 $840,600 $407,175 1,550 individuals 5,200 individuals leadership

*includes amendment data

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