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Marginalized populations have been slow to recover from the economic devastation that hit Argentina at the turn of the millennium.
To read about Microfinance & Microenterprise issues in Argentina, click here.
FSD works with a variety of local organizations to provide training and economic opportunity to communities that lack sufficient job skills. Working with interns, volunteers, and donors, FSD engages programs that:
- Educate the general public and distribute information to local agencies about the advantages of ecotourism to increase vendor and consumer awareness and ensure a more sustainable use of Argentina's vast natural resources.
- Provide consulting for local organizations to help them more effectively manage and utilize resources.
- Support a cooperative of small businesses led by marginalized families who offer cleaning, masonry work, gardening, painting, plumbing, and electrical work to the general public.
- Provide at-risk youth and uneducated persons with resources and guidance to integrate with the working community and find employment through training on local job skills, microenterprise strategies, and microcredit opportunities.
- Work to improve production techniques for small and medium enterprises that support unemployed women and youth. For example, FSD volunteers and interns have assisted production and/or marketing of fruits and vegetables dehydrated by solar and Eolic energy. The programs aim to reduce poverty and unemployment.
Read more about Microfinance & Microenterprise programs and opportunities initiated by our Community Partners in Argentina.
For a description of the opportunities available in each development subject addressed by FSD in Argentina, click on the links below:
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