Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Entrepreneurship Project of the Guambiana Indigenous Community in Colombia: SDG 17 and Entrepreneurship

Author(s): Cristina Del Prado Higuera, Guillermo Andres Duque Silva, Elena Bulmer

The Misak people have lived in the Indigenous Reservation of Guambía, Department of Cauca in Colombia since time immemorial and have preserved their ancestral identity as well as the habits and customs of their cosmovision. Although their main activity remains agriculture, for some years they have been following an entrepreneurship project with the support of the Yanawai Foundation and with training from a public agency such as SENA to develop a productive and commercial activity for the processing of trout meat and quinoa. This activity is noteworthy for being a generator of employment, innovative in its production process and commercially attractive in the food supply chain. In addition, this project raises awareness within the community of the needs of young people in order to reduce the high percentage of migration of the young to large cities and the cultural shock that this entails. Always present within the development program is the conservation of the harmony of the Misak people and their way of life with their territory with their societal principles of spirituality, nature and economy.

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