Meet the SFYNvesting winning project!

20 Jun 2022

From May 23rd until June 13th, the Slow Food Youth Network opened a call to support local communities with a small fund. The focus of the call was the creation or strengthening of activities for youth empowerment regarding the promotion of local biodiversity and food sovereignty.

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The project was asked to show long-term objectives, and it could come from a community, an association, or a single entrepreneur. Read the details of the call here.

The winner of the SFYNvesting call is Christian Shamir Lam Oliveros from the Nicaraguan community of “Mairin Yapti Tasba Laka-Karata, for the indigenous communities in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region”.

 width=Their rich and ambitious project’s title is: “The Rebirth of the Indigenous Women of the North Caribbean of Nicaragua – Rebuilding their Communities with Love and Harmony After Hurricanes ETA and IOTA”.

  • Some of the activities included in the project will be:
  • Reforestation of one hectare in the Karata community and one in Tuapi with Caribbean fruit and plots of forests,
  • Creation of a space for food transformation (for example, from tomato to tomato sauce),
  • Launch of a visual communication strategy at the local level for indigenous economic empowerment and the role of young women in the communities through documentaries and radio
  • Capacity building of 10 hours developed with the following topic: The Voice of Indigenous Women “How to Speak in Public, Negotiation of their Products (the issue of haggling will be strongly worked on); The Importance of a Female Leadership for Effective Governance”

…and much more!

Stay tuned to our social media to see the updates on the project! @slowfoodyouthnetwork

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