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Mabel’s Story: A Young Mother and Venezuelan Migrant’s Journey to Empowerment

As a young girl, Mabel Iriarte dreamed of becoming a dancer. She was a Venezuelan migrant living in Cartagena, Colombia, …

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Psychosocial Support Tool Reconciles Communities & Improves Employability

For populations that have experienced trauma or violence, healing is a crucial step toward social and economic stability. Many Colombians …

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Cycling Events with Olympian Create New Narratives in Colombia’s Forgotten Regions

Imagine hundreds of cyclists riding through the streets as an Olympic gold medalist leads the pack. Years ago, this scene …

Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America Marks First Year of Empowering Communities

Despite strides to reduce poverty in recent years, 29.6 percent of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean still …

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Program Supports Community Integration & Spurs Ecotourism of Colombia Amazon

Up until a few years ago, the rich biodiversity around Florencia, Caquetá, remained largely untouched by tourism. As in many …

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Beekeeping Heals Sting of the Past, Fostering Reconciliation in Colombia

Bees have become unusual teachers in the municipality of San Carlos (Antioquia), where violent conflict left weak social structures in …

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Ivanka Trump & USAID Administrator Green Meet Women Entrepreneurs Empowered by ACDI/VOCA in Colombia

Four Colombian women had the opportunity to present their business ventures to Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and eldest …

Colombia Program Offers Migrants Training, Self-Sufficiency, & Hope

Yudith Carmen Calderón Gil, her husband David Calderón, and their four children are a Venezuelan family from the state of Barinas, who came to Colombia in …

Amazonian Seed Stars in Reconciliation Efforts in Colombia

Sacha inchi, known as the Inca peanut, was first cultivated by the Incas more than 3,000 years ago in the …

ACDI/VOCA Launches Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA to Strengthen Inclusive Growth in Latin America

ACDI/VOCA announced the creation of Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA, a nonprofit organization registered in Colombia with headquarters in Bogotá. Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia Work for Reconciliation Youth Job Training

Workforce Development Promises Social Mobility in Colombia

One in two people living in the Barranquilla work in the informal economy, shining shoes and cleaning houses, according to …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia Farmers Market

Smallholder Farmers Showcase Products & Harvest in Colombia Markets

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Mabel’s Story: A Young Mother and Venezuelan Migrant’s Journey to Empowerment

As a young girl, Mabel Iriarte dreamed of becoming a dancer. She was a Venezuelan migrant living in Cartagena, Colombia, …