Since 1981, IFFI has been working with women who come from low- income backgrounds and who live on the periphery of Cochabamba. Their goal is to create a democratic society with equal rights and opportunities for both men and women.
The main goal of IFFI is to promote equality and to empower women through workshops and skill shares. They are based on the idea that developing socio-economic and political potential will aid the women in exercising their civil rights.
Who does IFFI help?
IFFI helps women who come from low- income families and who live in the peripheral zones surrounding Cochabamba.
The main office is located in the Cala Cala district, a fifteen-minute bus ride from the city center. Volunteers will spend the majority of their time making visits to local communities with IFFI staff.
IFFI currently runs five different projects:
Nutritional Wellbeing and Health:
This project aims to improve the conditions and services offered by local institutions with regards to nutritional wellbeing and healthcare. Improving these services will thereby improve the quality of life of hundreds of women and children.
This project recognizes that economic productivity is one of the key factors in sustainable human development and, therefore, aims at promoting and improving economic strategies that facilitate female access to the labor market.
This project aims to promote equal rights and to incorporate the notion of gender to the political scene at both departmental and national levels.
This program provides women with legal services and support.