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A Bolivian Community’s All-In Commitment to its Future
A Bolivian Community’s All-In Commitment to its Future

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Our foundation representative for Bolivia shares his experience of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join community, indigenous and local government leaders at UNESCO World Heritage site Tiwanaku for a ceremony to kick off a new IAF-supported project with grantee partner TIERRA. This was a public commitment that all leaders and representatives of the 23 communities that make up the municipality of Tiwanaku agreed to implement the project.

Generosity at the Grassroots
Generosity at the Grassroots

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

After the recent earthquake, FASOL supported a nascent grassroots organization in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, a town that suffered considerable damage. The group organized the community through the ancestral action of tequio, a way of “giving back," Mexican style. The families coordinated efforts to rebuild homes together, and the approach generated both capacity-building and development.

Grantee Partner Interview: The Importance of Jobs for Building Peace
Grantee Partner Interview: The Importance of Jobs for Building Peace

By Inter-American Foundation on

We checked in with one of the grantee partners from our peace-building cohort in Colombia to see how she is building peace in her territorio. Anunciación Alcalde Vega is a respiratory therapist and runs her own practice with support she receives through our grantee partner Corporación Socioecológica para el Futuro de Bolivar (Ecofuturo).

A Walk in Mexico's Woods
A Walk in Mexico's Woods

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

The social and ecological benefits that spring from local administration of forests — and the way those benefits accrue to communities — offer a window into social capital creation.

Building Solidarity Across Borders
Building Solidarity Across Borders

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Indigenous peoples have the ability and power to formulate their own rules and standards to respond to proposed projects and give or withhold consent.

Building Blocks for Peace
Building Blocks for Peace

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

When our grantee partners in Colombia told us they wanted the opportunity to engage strategically with the peace process — to participate in local and national conversations about the country’s future — we listened. Many of these people had been working towards peace in their communities for years. In early 2016, the timing seemed right to try something new.

Video: Women Claiming Their Rights For Peace in Colombia
Video: Women Claiming Their Rights For Peace in Colombia

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

This is the sixth video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. In this video, our grantee partner Fundación Hijos de la Sierra Flor works with indigenous and Afro-Colombian women’s groups to create spaces for dialogue, exchanges and recreation.

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