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My Craftspersons Grant (Mi Beca Artesano) (2012-2018)



Date: 2012-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The aim of the programme is to strengthen and develop people's skills through training in handmade products to improve their family income. This grant has a duration of 3 to 6 months of training and technical assistance. The programme is especially oriented to rural areas and to the organisation of groups so that the training process contributes to improve their productivity. The amount of the scholarship is between 1,200 and 1,800 quetzales.


Target population: People of legal age, preferably women, living in poverty or extreme poverty, without formal employment, who possess skills for the production of handicrafts or various handicrafts.
Area of intervention: Professional and vocational training
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical Geographic (Focusing on municipalities in poverty and extreme poverty in various departments of the country)
Registry of recipients: SAB Scholarship Management System.


Legal framework: Ministerial Agreement No. 90-2015
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Social Development
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Social Development
Source of funding: Government of Guatemala

1) Training

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Conditionalities: Attend at least 80% of the trainings. Present a sample of the product produced.
Comments: The grant will be withdrawn when the user does not comply with the co-responsibilities
Description: Training in handmade products in order for families to establish their own businesses.




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