27 year old Doris Deku has her own tiling business in the residential construction sector. She employs four professional tilers and is currently training four apprentices, including two young women.
Tourism is an important economic driver in Vietnam, one that currently employs close to 2M workers, and contributes 10 % to the national GDP. The Uniterra program has worked with several tourism schools to reinforce and/or set up a model for on-campus businesses.
Farmers’ Baskets Project, known as Kisan Ko Poko (KKP), works to facilitate market access for disadvantaged farmers. KKP connects small scale farmers of rural Nepal directly with consumers from the Kathmandu Valley,
Lake Atitlàn, one of Guatemala's maint water bodies, is both an important tourist attraction and a source of income for populations living on its shores.
In the shea sector value chain, women harvest the nuts and represent 80% of the sector's labour force
Msambwe Madiwa is one of the very few woman trekking guides in Tanzania'z male-dominated tourism sector, thanks to her participation in a cultural tourism enterprise (CTE) initiated by her community and accredited by the Tanzanian Tourism Board (TTB).
In Bolivia, the internal market for local quality handicrafts such as sweaters, garments and household products is limited. Greater sales potential does nonetheless reside in the more than 1 million tourists who visit Bolivia every year.
Though Mongolia is ranked as the second largest cashmere producer in the world, after China, the fibre sector is facing challenges in growth — one of the key constraints being the dramatic decrease of newcomers to the workforce in recent years. Fewer graduates enter the industry each year as they get drawn to higher-paying jobs in construction and mining. Solution: The Uniterra program initiated the idea of a weekend of innovation!
In the community of Kaï in Mali, mangos have the potential to create incomes for all actors at different levels of the value chain, though at present there is little value added.
Nepalese youth, particularly women and other excluded groups, have significant challenges securing employment. In response, CTEVT and BSET aim to attract more women and excluded groups to their vocational schools.
A partnership for women’s economic empowerment in the apparel manufacturing sector.
The education sector in Mongolia is largely influenced by gender bias and stereotypes. Men are thought to be more capable of making a living regardless of education. In March 2017, the European Union approached the Uniterra Program looking to fund gender-oriented initiatives and accepted Uniterra volunteer Emilie MacIsaac’s proposal featuring Gender Awareness through Theatre.
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Discover how Uniterra volunteers supported the expansion of a Southern African company, Zoona, into Malawi, transforming the financial and entrepeneurship landscape.