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Better livelihoods for IDPs in a Reconciliation Perspective

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Start project:
  • 2016
Donors:
  • Kerk in Actie
Partners:
  • Fundacion Mencoldes

Mencoldes Foundation will work with sectors concentrating families in high risks and also facing multiple human rights violations caused by the Colombian armed conflict such as: displacement, recruitment within illegal armed groups, territorial control, winter emergencies and floods, low access to basic and public services, poverty, discrimination and family, social and sexual violence. That's why the project seeks to strengthen one hundred and sixty families in vulnerable situations.

The Colombian Mennonite Foundation for Development - Mencoldes is an initiative of the Mennonite Church of Colombia -IMCOL and the Church of the Mennonite Brothers, with a 40 year history in the field of promotion of integral development in vulnerable communities. Mencoldes Foundation is also inspired by Anabaptists Principles and promotes social transformation dignifying the living conditions and the full enjoyment of human rights of the population in vulnerable conditions. Similarly, as part of the political commitment they search to build a society framed on principles of decent life, nonviolence, social justice, truth, integral peace, equality, hope, service and care for creation in all its fullness.

As context of the proposal, in the past 40 years, the Mencoldes Foundation has been implementing various initiatives with victims in times of emergency and transition to socio-economic stability. The aim of these initiatives is to empower and strengthen gradually displaced and impoverished in specific regions of Colombia.

Mencoldes has key experience in the implementation of CAIDs projects (Centers for Integral Attention to Displaced Families) in Bogota, Suacha and Ibague. These centers have shown that once affected by the armed conflict and violence, populations face new and difficult circumstances, including the marginalization, poverty, social exclusion and violence on their resettlement in new contexts.

The project will be develop in high risk or vulnerable areas of the country.

Schools of Gastronomy, Tourism and Hospitality

The project contributes to the livelihoods improvement of disadvantaged, displaced and demobilized young people and small holder farmers ...

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Project started:
  • 2018
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MANQ'A Cali Quinta y Sexta cohorte (KIA 2018)

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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Project started:
  • 2018
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Manqa Gastronomic School 2018 - Cali

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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Project started:
  • 2017
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