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2017-Cáritas Cusco

By |2021-01-19T15:03:29-05:0018 September 2017|

Project Description

The standard of living among women and young people in Callatiac, Cusco, is poor due to barriers to participation, environmental challenges and food scarcity. Cáritas Arquidiocesana del Cusco (Cáritas Cusco) promotes social and economic inclusion and works to increase food supply and family incomes through improved production and sale of vegetables and guinea pigs. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Peru. Cáritas Cusco’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides Cáritas Cusco with an additional six months and $86,206 to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including distributing locally-sourced personal protective equipment and food baskets to all families in the indigenous community of Callatiac to mitigate short-term food insecurity. Cáritas Cusco is also disseminating accurate public health information and establishing an isolation area to allow sick community members to quarantine. Finally, the organization is assisting community members in reactivating their guinea pig and vegetable production. As a part of the amendment, Cáritas Cusco is mobilizing an additional $34,782 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.

Cáritas Arquidiocesana Del Cusco*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening women’s competitive capacities in agricultural production in the community of Callatia Peru 2017 – 2021 $362,206 $285,742 2300 individuals 870 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security

*Includes amendment data

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