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MEET OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN PEACEBUILDING

We are a community of social entrepreneurs who run transformation initiatives in Colombia, moved by the purpose of social impact, sustainability and peace-building. Our initiatives are related to cultural heritage, music and art, community work, productive projects and much more. 

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A group of zenú indigenous women located in the 20 de julio neighborhood in Cartagena, whose sustainable project is the production of arrow cane handicrafts. These women have been widely affected by the Colombian armed conflict, especially by the phenomenon of displacement. 

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A collective of artists and warriors who transform their neighborhoods with the music, dances and afro-culture hidden in the periphery of Medellín. They use art and urban tourism to communicate their processes and activities for social change.

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School of Afro-Caribbean musical traditions that provides opportunities for children and young people throughout the teaching of art and culture.

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Weaving and loom workshops run by and for women heads of household who live in vulnerable conditions in the city of Bogotá.

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Luz Dary Cogollo, originally from Tolú, a legendary traditional chef, who works on strengthening marketplaces and women groups in Bogotá.

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Wood workshop run by ex-convict men from the Egypt neighborhood of Bogota.

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A resilient and talented group of young people who use dance as a tool to generate a social impact in the Manrique neighborhood in Medellín.

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A powerful educational organization, that uses Capoeira as a tool for peace building in the Moravia neighborhood in Medellin.

WUASIKAMAS

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Wuasikamas -Guardians of the earth- is a rural enterprise of high altitude coffee in southern Colombia. They make visible products and cultural traditions of indigenous origin, and find alternative ways of commercializing them.

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Group of FARX Guerrilla Ex-combatants and farmers who chose rafting as a way of reconciliation and social reintegration. 

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Families of afrocolombian artisanal fishermen offering ecotourism experiences and develop  environmental preservation projects in the Boquilla sector of Cartagena.

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Rebuilding, gardening & recycling project that evolved into a community tourism initiative led by female leaders of the Moravia neighborhood in Medellín.

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An initiative of a group of ex-gangs who decided to transform their past to become tour guides and tell the history of the Egypt neighborhood in Bogotá. 

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An enterprise that markets products made by former FARC guerrillas, farmers and victims of the armed conflict, in order to contribute to peace building and social entrepreneurship. 

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A legendary group of dancers & musicians of  Mompox: Unesco's World Heritage Site, known by its beauty & historical value.

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Pauna community in Boyacá, families of farmers who transformed their economy towards coffee and cocoa from a social enterprise of eliminating illicit crops.