sdg 5 gender equality

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership
5A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources

This two-year project, run by Latidos, offered training and accompaniment to 40 women in Zaña and Cayaltí who grow fresh produce, prepare foods, or make and sell crafts. The project helped them prepare business plans, increase productivity and access new markets. They participated in local fairs and planted a community vergetable garden.

Woman selling food

In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic when both jobs and food became scarce, the project focused on income generation, sustainable farming methods, nutrition and home food gardens. Latidos provided woman farmers with seeds and then purchased their produce and distributed it to families in need.