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Increase in the Economic and Social Empowerment of Women and Young People in Rural Areas (PROFEM)

Credit: DID

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Global Affairs Canada

Period of Implementation

March 2020 - March 2024

Geographic scope

Americas: Colombia


$ 3,416,802
€ 3 254 097


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada


Education, Rural Development, Social

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Networking, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building


Results as of December 31, 2021: Creation and rollout of 3 financial literacy programs: Mis Finanzas Cuentan, Cuentas Sin Cuento, Eficacao 10,000 women and young people in rural areas completed training

Project Objectives

To increase the economic and social empowerment of rural women and young people in Colombia, ensuring the benefit of inclusion for the target population and stimulating change and innovation that continues beyond the time of this project.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action

Key Tags

Education, Gender, Youth