Development and economic inclusion of women, food security and nutrition

Scaling business development for women’s empowerment

01/05/2017 - 31/07/2020


Lugar de intervención:
Huancavelica, Junín, Piura


H&M Foundation.

Aliados estratégicos

Regional governments and municipalities of Piura, Junín, and Huancavelica, PROCOMPITE, AGROIDEAS, Indecopi, Mincetur, Chamber of Commerce, Capital Foundation, Zegel IPAE, Universidad de Piura and Belcorp.

Objetivo del proyecto

Achieve that, 15,000 empowered women from localities in the regions of Piura, Junín and Huancavelica develop competitive and viable businesses.

Grupo de impacto

Women with business ventures in peri-urban and rural communities.


The pilot worked on family plans to improve the level of co-responsibilities in households through a virtual methodology.

Fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil

Strengthening of soft skills and management of formalized women’s associations.

Modelos efectivos

The fact of having systematizations and clear evidence allowed local governments to be convinced of the importance of issuing regulations in favor of the economic empowerment of women. From this, 25 local governments did.


  • Although the project has worked transversally with men to make visible and value the women work, as well as their business role, no monitoring and follow-up actions were planned to account for progress. It is necessary to negotiate a specific budget with donors for its execution.
  • The project must involve second-level women’s organizations to expand the commitment and coverage of the participants in more areas of the country.
  • The educational level of the entrepreneurial woman is not a limitation for the use of technology, it allows them to connect faster with the dynamics or demands of the market.

Impacto del proyecto

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Adaptó o implementó actividades en respuesta a la COVID-19