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Latin America and the Caribbean
Tenonderã (2014- )



Date: 2014-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: “Tenonderã” (to move forward) seeks to contribute to socio-economic stability of the families who are in the final/exit stage of Tekoporã through productive projects and sustainable income generation, in order to overcome poverty. “Tenonderã” coordinates technical assistance and job training through partnerships among public and private institutions, and facilitates the marketing of products and services offered by the micro-enterprises. Participating families are provided with training and ongoing support.


Target population: Families in situations of poverty and/or low quality of life, who are participating or have graduated from the Tekoporã program.
Area of intervention: 1) Technical and vocational training
2) Support for independent work
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical: families in poverty
Proxy Means Test: Household form (Ficha Hogar)
Instrument of selection: Household Form (Ficha Hogar)
Registry of recipients: Families who have already received at least 50 over 72 monetary transfers provided within the program Tekoporã
Exit strategies or criteria: The participants will gradute when the time of their stay in the program ends, that is 24 months after they enter. Families who have already received at least 50 over 72 monetary transfers provided within the program Tekoporã
Comments: Excepcionally, families that are not included in the Tekoporã program or families in the Tekoporã program with less than 36 fees, may be selected.


Legal framework: Resolution N°638/2017
Responsible organization(s): Presidency
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Social Development (MDS)
Source of funding: Government of Paraguay

1) Strengthening of productive capacities

Recipient(s): Programme participant
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: i) Training courses aimed at strengthening productive capacities, especially in the areas of: i) Human Development, including, life plan, leadership, self esteem and resilience; ii) Business Training, including financial education and business management


2) Financial Support

Recipient(s): Programme participant
Mode of delivery: Deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Single transfer
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: In order that families acquire the assets needed to start-up or strengthen their micro-enterprises, “Tenonderã provides specific technical assistance and makes partnerships with public and private institutions. It also establishes mechanisms to promote effective linkages with the market, to contribute to the sustainability of these businesses. Also, the household participants receive "seed capital" intended for starting their productive activities.
Amount : Seed capital maximum amount of PYG$ 2,400,000 and the possibility of requesting PYG$ 1,200,000 the following year.


3) Indigenous people

Recipient(s): Indigenous families
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: Following the signing of the letter of agreement, families receive training on strategic planning, preparation of their business plan and access to seed capital fund aimed at strengthening the family's capacity for production.




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