Nearly one million Venezuelans have fled to Peru in recent years, 85 percent of whom have settled in Lima and Callao. The influx of Venezuelans has put significant pressure on local receiving communities, including those with already high unemployment. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to increasing social and economic inclusion. Our grantee partner, Acción y Desarrollo, provides Venezuelan migrants in Lima with psychosocial support and provides both migrants and locals with entrepreneurial and job skills training and access to credit for start-up businesses. Acción y Desarrollo also works with host communities to build more secure, inclusive, and peaceful communities through intercultural activities and solidarity campaigns.
This grant is part of the IAF’s commitment to support displaced Venezuelans and communities impacted by the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.