Some of the poorest and most neglected communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay are located in the Gran Chaco, where residents depend on subsistence farming and day labor for their livelihoods. Fundación AVINA (AVINA) works with grassroots and non-governmental organizations such as Red de Organizaciones del Chaco Americano (Redes Chaco) to further community-based development in collaboration with public, private and international donors. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean. AVINA’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Small Project for Sustainable Development of the Gran Chaco||Panama||2014 – 2019||$147,000||$349,623||2,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
Talk about community-led development!
In celebration of International Women’s Day the Mexican Embassy on March 7 invited an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner to talk about leadership and women making a difference in Guatemala. Alicia Lopez, an indigenous Awakateka and executive director of Asociación Política de Mujeres Mayas Moloj (MOLOJ), spoke of how youth Read more ›