IBO intervention is part of a FOCSIV three-year programme in Ecuador aiming at promoting human development.
It includes the districts of Cotopaxi, Bolivar, El Oro and Loja. Creating stable work opportunities, thus garanteeing a monthly income helps many families to get out of poverty.
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Professional skills development. Increase of employment opportunities.
The project came to an end in 2018, after having involved 320 artisans in 27 technical and artistic training courses in 3 years. In 2018 10 courses were completed with the participation of 61 craftswomen and 31 crafstmen.
Besides painting courses, glassmaking, furniture design, sewing and lether-work, two training courses were organised on marketing strategies, customer care and accountancy for those who were directly involved in the temporary or permanent expositions.
Asociación Operatión Mato Grosso in Ecuador
FOCSIV (leader association)
CEI – 8×1000 Catholic Church
The project addresses to 8 churches in 5 different cantons (Pujili, Sigchos, Guaranda, Zaruma, Saraguro) in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Bolivar, El Oro and Loja. 75% of the population in these areas live in rural systems with high levels of poverty and extreme poverty which cause social exclusion, especially for young people. Another side-effect of poverty is the urbanization of the nearest cities as especially men migrate to look for a job.