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Breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Colombia by exchanging recyclable waste for essential household goods such as food, medicine and agrcultural inputs
Bancalimentos, a social enterprise that exchanges recyclable goods for essential household goods with vulnerable rural populations in Boyaca, Colombia, joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase food security and generate sustainable incomes for 12,500 people by 2022. Established in 2015, Bancalimentos provides essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs in exchange for household organic waste and recyclables.In rural Colombia, low income rural communities are made vulnerable by food insecurity and a lack of economic opportunities. It is common that families do not have access to a sustainable and secure supply of basic household foods and medicine. Additionally, poor waste management infrastructure has created environmental and health risks for those in living on the bottom of the economic pyramid.
15 Nov 2018 - Social Enterprise breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Colombia by exchanging recyclable waste for essential household goods such as food, medicine and agrcultural inputs Boyaca, Colombia, 15 November...