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    In Argentina’s Jujuy region, a new project is bringing new economic opportunities for women. This project, part of the Province’s Jujuy Verde Initiative,  also aims to manage waste sustainably and cut greenhouse gases.

    Financed by the European Investment Bank and its partners, the Latin America Investment Facility and the Government of the Province of Jujuy, this project seeks to:

    • Empower women to make a better life for themselves and their families
    • Create decent jobs for women
    • Improve women's working conditions
    • Set up an integrated waste management programme

    Claudia: making a better life for herself and her family

    From picking rubbish in the wastelands of the province of Jujuy to running her own business: Claudia's life drastically changed in 2020. Watch how.


    Estela: improving her working conditions

    Estela supported her family picking through rubbish at night. Today she is able to work in safety. Find out how in her testimonial.


    Rosa: turning her life around

    After 30 years recycling rubbish from one of the dumps in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, Rosa got the chance to turn her life around. Rosa describes her journey.


    About the Latin America Investment Facility

    The Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) finances key projects in Latin America with a view to supporting sustainable and inclusive development in the region. The facility targets projects that improve infrastructure, increase environmental protection and provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The LAIF uses EU development funding to leverage additional investment from development finance institutions, local governments and the private sector.

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