Building Rural Entrepreneurial Capacities – Trust and Opportunities Programme

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Building Rural Entrepreneurial Capacities Programme: Trust and Opportunity


This programme is broad in scope, aiming to tackle problems of inequality and poverty in rural areas, and to promote equal access to basic services, including rural financial services. Its target group is composed of approximately 50,000 rural households living in extreme poverty across 17 departments in Colombia. Among these are small farmers, indigenous groups, Afro-Latino communities, rural young people, families who have been forcibly displaced and households headed by women.

The overall goal of the programme is to improve living conditions, income and employment in post-conflict rural areas. Specific objectives include:

  • Increasing the food security of families and communities living in rural poverty
  • Building and improving human and social capital to increase programme participants' access to services
  • Strengthening the livelihood strategies of poor rural households to increase their physical and financial assets, and improve their income and employment opportunities
  • Designing, implementing and validating appropriate solutions for poor rural young people
  • Promoting learning processes, knowledge management, scaled-up innovations and good management practices for territorial entities that invest in rural development.

The project is aligned with policies established under the national development plan and is consistent with the Country Strategic Opportunities Programme approved by the IFAD Executive Board in December 2003 and updated in 2008. Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
03 April 2012
2012 - 2022
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 69.92 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 30.54 million
Co-financiers (International)
Spanish Fund US$ 19.95 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 13.68 million
National Government US$ 5.76 million
Financing terms
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Project Contact
Juan Diego Ruiz Cumplido

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