Rooted in our values and principles, our programs focus on helping the poor to work and support themselves and their families with the fruit of their work. Without a doubt, unleashing entrepreneurship, generating employment opportunities, and teaching about financial management and wealth accumulation is fundamental to successfully alleviating poverty.
The Income Generation program supports the provision of opportunities to individuals from impoverished communities, providing access to vocational education and promoting micro-enterprise development and job placement. Through networking with an array of actors from the private, corporate and development sectors as well as local governments, we're equipping dependent individuals to become self-sustaining productive people.
-Tailoring and Dressmaking
-Beauty and Hairdressing
-Bakery and Pastry
-Electricity and Electronics
-Artisans and Hand Crafts
-Marketing and Sales
Skills are critical to labor market inclusion and economic growth, the reason why TVET is at the core of our Income Generation Program. Vocational Training Centers located in the center of Bogota and at El Pozon in Cartagena, along with mobile training units, enable over 1500 people to develop their skills annually.
Through providing instruction in soft skills, such as a solid work ethic, the ability to function in a team, and adequate communication training, Conviventia engages in enabling organizations to help people living in poverty discover the inherent value of work. The process considers the development of good attitudes, personal integrity, respect for authority, and develops abilities for conflict resolution, responsibility and punctuality among others, with the goal of helping poor people find -and keep- jobs. Guidance and assessment is offered for identifying job opportunities and adequately navigating interviews while also promoting the involvement of the local corporate and private sector in the process. With Conviventia's assistance, an average of 500 people access employment yearly.
Microenterprise empowers the poor to lift themselves permanently out of poverty through meaningful economic opportunities. A micro-entrepreneur is one who starts and runs a microenterprise or a small business. As the business generates income, the micro-entrepreneur repays the loan and reinvests the profits in the business. Through supporting microenterprise development, we assist with far more than simply loans. Conviventia´s members provide guidance, training, encouragement and other non-financial services that in turn help participants overcome obstacles and generate the ongoing motivation and knowledge required to ensure their success. We support and strengthen 1000 business units of mircoenterprise.
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