This project aims to strengthen income generation and promote maternal and child health, nutrition, hygiene, access to services, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in 14 municipalities in Chuquisaca, Bolivia. The project beneficiaries are primarily rural and indigenous women and men and municipal governments. Project activities include: (1) support for increasing family enterprise profitability; (2) adopting good health practices related to maternal and child health and SRHR; and (3) strengthening municipal governance in health and local economic development through improved management, coordination and leadership. Empowering rural and indigenous women in economic enterprise management is an important objective of the project.
The expected outcomes of this project include: 1. Improved practices in nutrition, hygiene, clean water, sanitation and health, with emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, which promotes the exercise of the rights of women and children (girls and boys) and that are adopted in co-responsibility between men and women in indigenous rural communities; 2. Increased income from family businesses, generated in an environmentally responsible way and empowering women to control and access resources in vulnerable indigenous rural communities in selected municipalities; and 3. improved provision of municipal services that promote the health and rights of women and children (girls and boys), as well as inclusive economic development for women.