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 …

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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 …

Emergency Response in Arauca (ERA)

Background Narrative Arauca is the main municipality of the north-eastern Colombian Department of the same name. Located south of the …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia Organizational Strengthening Santa Marta

Organizational Strengthening in Santa Marta

Strengthening Civil Society Organizations to Improve Lives Background Narrative Civil society organizations that represent the interests of ethnic populations play …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia Emprende Pacifico

Emprende Pacífico

Boosting Employment and Rural Entrepreneurship Background Narrative Emprende Pacífico was an initiative funded by Government of Colombia’s Ministry of Labor …

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Improvement of the Cacao Value Chain in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Improving Opportunities for Arhuaco Indigenous Communities Background Narrative The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the world’s highest coastal range. …

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 …