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PARTICIPANTS OF SOWING OPPORTUNITIES START SELLING THEIR GOODS AT LOCAL FAIRS

The Program Sembrando Oportunidades Familia por Familia (Sowing Opportunities Family by Family) offers support for approximately 9,000 families living in extreme poverty in several Departments in Paraguay. Now, many of these families have the opportunity to sell their products at weekly local fairs organized by...

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SAVINGS GROUPS IN PARAGUAY

One of the main components of the “Sembrando Oportunidades Familia por Familia” (Sowing Opportunities Family by Family) Program* is savings promotion. In addition to including this topic in our participant training sessions using tablets, we wanted to offer complementary and practical solutions for participants to...

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UNA PUERTA AL FUTURO AT VIRTUAL EDUCA 2017

  New technologies have revolutionized learning, and young people everyday have more and more access to technology. Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in particular have much to offer beyond just entertainment, especially when it comes to making learning fun and integrating games. The Virtual Educa Encounters,...

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WHAT DO YOUNG PEOPLE THINK?

What are young people thinking about their future and how to set themselves up to achieve their goals? In an effort to answer this and other questions, we organized two workshops with Colombian youth affected by the country's conflict. The workshops, held in Ciudad Bolivar...

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7,258 NEW SAVINGS ACCOUNTS IN HONDURAS

Did you know that 7,258 more participants of the Bono Vida Mejor (BVM) program now receive their conditional cash transfers via their new savings accounts? This is thanks to the work of the government of Honduras in advancing the financial inclusion of all BVM participants. During...

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APPTITUDE IN PARAGUAY: CAPACITY BUILDING WITH FAMILIES IN EXTREME POVERTY

Last month, Paraguay launched a new, tablet-based training program for 9,000 families participating in  Sembrando Oportunidades Familia por Familia (Sowing Opportunities Family by Family). This training process, based on the “Graduation” approach, is possible thanks to the support provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and...

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A SUCCESSFUL PILOT FOR LISTA COMES TO ITS END IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LISTA, one of our top methodologies for the development of financial capabilities, and which was recently evaluated in an RCT,  has recently launched in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to a joint effort between the Government of the Dominican Republic and Fundación Capital, a pilot project...

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TOWARDS A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN GUATEMALA

Do you know what a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion is (ENIF, by its Spanish acronym)? The ENIF is a policy tool for governments to promote financial inclusion, through the articulation of multiple actions. These kinds of strategies seek to build more decentralized and inclusive...

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CAN MONEY REALLY GROW ON TREES?

What happens when you let run free the imaginations of a group of young, creative students, eager to change the world? We partnered with students studying design at the Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes, one of the top universities in Colombia) and...