Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. The worst levels of poverty are concentrated in rural areas, specifically in the Andes. The income they derive from farming is not enough for the affected families to meet their basic needs (healthcare, education, etc.). Traditional crafts have been plied in these rural areas for generations. These crafts are mainly carried out by women. Fortunately there is a strong entrepreneurial culture in Bolivia. Various organizations that represent producers of traditional rural crafts united in a national network, called RED OEPAIC (network of economic organizations of traditional crafters with a cultural identity). The proposed project relies on a partnership with this national network.
This project aims to improve the income and living conditions of traditional crafters in a sustainable manner. It aims to promote development of the member organizations. The project also wants to improve production, sales (fair trade) and representation of the traditional crafts in general.
BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Donations requested for:
- 2019: € 12,000
- 2020: € 13,000
- 2021: € 10,000