Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians

by Fundacion Via Cocina
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Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians
Healthy food businesses for low income Colombians

Summary

Via Cocina teaches motivated low income Colombians in Medellin to transform local produce into sugar-free, non-fried healthy international dishes: combined with personalized small business training, participants combat diet-related health problems selling normally unavailable high quality food in low income neighborhoods at affordable prices. We've been renovating for months, exhausted all credit, and need a little help to finish the spaces where participants can cook and sell to the public.

$630
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Colombia is a beautiful country with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, but many people have never learned how to convert them into delicious healthy dishes; in low income communities, people struggling to make ends meet copy the businesses of their neighbors, with block after block lined with unhealthy fried foods, and more than 40% of Colombian deaths attributed to diet-related illnesses. Culturally there is a lack of business/financial planning knowledge: many businesses run at a loss.

Solution

Via Cocina combats inequity and food-related health problems with economic development opportunities via healthy, exotic, affordable food business and culinary training. We personalize teachings for each student using their reality as a base for learning. Our training centre provides rent-free space to perfect one's recipes, apply new culinary skills and sell to the public to save up funds to purchase small business equipment and start a small community-based business with continued support.

Long-Term Impact

Our project has multiple long-term benefits for families through economic development, better education, better budgeting/planning, healthier lifestyles, less prevalence of diet-related illnesses in the communities (obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc); it is my life project, long-term, touching thousands of low income Colombians.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Fundacion Via Cocina

Location: Medellin - Colombia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @food_train
Project Leader:
Brian Johnston
Medellin, Colombia

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