Human rights and inclusion matter
At the IAF, we believe that inclusive societies build stronger communities. When all individuals and groups — regardless of ability, gender or identity — fully participate in economic, social and political life, they contribute to stronger governance for their nation. Strong, democratic governments make good neighbors for the United States.
We support community-led initiatives that ensure that excluded and marginalized populations have the access, skills and resources they need to improve their livelihoods. These efforts to expand inclusive opportunities span across all development sectors, including enterprise development, civic engagement and food security. Ultimately our goal is to encourage the establishment and growth of democratic institutions appropriate to countries where we work in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Recent News and Stories
Two years ago today, Mexico was hit by earthquakes that resulted in the loss of more than 365 lives. The Inter-American Foundation and our partners stepped in to support community foundations and strengthen their local leadership.
The IAF, Fairtrade International, and the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) are partnering to boost income and food security for small-scale farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.