THP partner organization Chirapaq worked with several indigenous communities to assess needs and goals in the areas of health, hygiene and nutrition. THP-Chirapaq also continued support and expansion of the revolving loan fund to secure access to financial resources for indigenous women.
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Chirapaq is offering the tools and training to strengthen the management and planning capacities of women and a targeted focus has been made on their role in the local government’s process of creating and managing participatory budgets as a way to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacities and business management skills.