September 25, 2023
The Canadian Embassy in Colombia, in alliance with Acumen, presents its first program to support and encourage women entrepreneurs in rural areas of the country.
Textiles and clothing have always been a great ally for women living in rural Colombia. This was an art and profession passed down by mothers to their daughters, and became a source of livelihood for many families. Now, these practices have been formalized.
“This is a five-year initiative to which both organizations will contribute equally, with the Canadian government, on the one hand, contributing three million Canadian dollars and Acumen, in turn, raising another three million,” Jorge stressed. Di Angulo, Associate Director, Latin America, Acumen.
Support programs for local communities and women who live mainly in rural areas and have little access to education and formal opportunities continue to increase in order to bridge the gaps between city and countryside.
“From Canada, our commitment to this project is focused on supporting improved economic opportunities and the resilience of rural women. We want to play a role in increasing income and productivity in the regions, and support the expansion of their business activities and their impact on economies,” said Caroline Albert, Head of Cooperation at the Canadian Embassy in Colombia. “Local.”
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