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Talita Kumi Receives Award for Microenterprise Development Actions

The Foundation for Indigenous Women’s Development and Education (Fundemi/Talita Kumi) of Guatemala received on September 4, 2003, the Award for Excellence in Business Development Services, granted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). 

In the area of microenterprise, the institution develops several activities, such as community organization, training, and technical support for production, marketing, and assistance with credit. “This award is recognition for 11 years struggling for better conditions in rural communities,” said Otoniel Gamboa, managing director of the foundation. “It will encourage us to improve and to share our experience.”

Talita Kumi is located in the region of Vera Paz, where 82% of the population live below the poverty line, and serves more than 5,700 people. It focuses its efforts on formal and technical education, community organization, food security, healthcare, and technology, among other things. It also has plans to grow as a promoter of social and economic self-management, work with university education, and assist social institutions.        

Read more on: www.cencarcha.com/talitakumi

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