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Enterprising Indigenous Communities for Peace

Emprendimiento y generación de empleo
Putumayo - Mocoa

What does ‘Enterprising Indigenous Communities for Peace’ do?

Enterprising Indigenous Communities for Peace is an initiative which looks for economic reconstruction of indigenous communities of San Antonio Mocoa and Yungillo in Putumayo, which were affected by the avalanche of March 31 of 2017, as well as being historical victims of armed conflict.

Through this initiative the enterprising spirit of the community is developed, they are financially educated in savings and credit, giving them advice on the creation of their business plans, supported by students in the last semester at EAN university.

How does ‘Enterprising Indigenous Communities for Peace’ create an impact?

Currently 40 indigenous individuals of the community of San Antonio received their certification in entrepreneurial creation. They have 37 business ideas, 6 productive projects and the acceptance of the indigenous community of Yungillo. More than 1600 indigenous peoples dream of this type of projects being developed in their community.

How has RECON supported ‘Enterprising Indigenous Communities for Peace?

It was one of the 18 finalists of the RECON 2017 contest, and thus obtained participation in two training courses: The first was in Value Transformation with the Dalai Lama Center of MIT, the second was for the strengthening of the social business model, training which was in charge of Impact Hub, Athena and RECON.

Furthermore, it has been seen on the RECON platform and other media such as El Tiempo, amongst others.