A majority of Bolivia’s rural women have little access to credit, training or technical assistance. Just ask Juana Machaka de Chaculla, 46, a smallholder coffee farmer from a remote coffee producing colonia in the Bolivian department of La Paz. She and more than 40 other women in her coffee producer association, Unión Pro-Agro, are accessing credit for the first time through MICROFIRs (women-led micro-credit methodology) as part of an innovative Pro-Rural and Crossroads International project, with funding from the Unifor Social Justice Fund. In addition to extending credit, the project trains participants in financial literacy, gender equality and leadership.
We Can Do Better 2015 asks Canada and Canadians to provide stronger leadership towards a more sustainable and peaceful world. This Canada-wide campaign, launched by the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and its partners, is calling for political leadership on inequality, climate change and women’s rights.
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