Integration and reintegration of Bolivian women and young people into the labour market with a focus on sustainability and waste management

Participants of the program. La Paz, Bolivia (© Ser Familia)

Description of the Project

This project aims to give young people and women in La Paz, Bolivia job opportunities in companies and micro-enterprises that promote the circular and green economy. The project prioritizes environmental sustainability and aligns with Bolivia’s constitutional principles of achieving integral and balanced development in harmony with the environment.  

Specific objectives of the project: 

  1. Strategies that increase employment opportunities, self-employment, and entrepreneurship with an ecological vision for youth and women are strengthened. 
  2. Partnerships between civil society and the private sector to develop innovative approaches and enhance employment prospects for women and youth are established. 
  3. Ecological principles and circular economy practices are integrated into micro and small enterprises

Young woman participating in the program. Credits: Fundación Ser Familia 

Project Period: 2023 – 2024

Thematic Focus:
  • Poverty reduction 
  • Social and economic development for women and young people  
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly entrepreneurial activities 
  • Knowledge management 
  • Capacity building 

Name of Staff involved and functions performed: Bertha CamachoManaging Director & Knowledge Management Specialist 

Achievements in 2023:

81 young women (18-30 years old) from socially vulnerable groups (victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and exclusion) empowered, of which 56 have a permanent job

305 young people between 16 and 19 years of age (54% women and 46% men) from Educational Units or Vocational Training Centers benefit from educational orientation to enter the labour market. 

20 small and micro ecological enterprises (95% run by women) strengthened and managed following a circular economy approach, providing employment opportunities for young people and women.

1400 family members of the young people and women involved in the project. 

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