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Columbia: “Kambirí”, an Entrepreneurial Alternative for Afro-Descendent Women Displaced by Violence

ByMelquicedec Lozano, Kathy Overbeke, Keanon Alderson

This case will discuss the entrepreneurial journey of a Colombian woman who fled violence, persecution and discrimination in her nativ e territory. It is a successful case that demonstrates a combined effort of gov ernmental, nongovernmental, international and private organizations, including the United Nations (UN). These organizations worked together to create a system allowing displaced women to enhance their social capital and, subsequently, financial opportunities through entrepreneurship. The important role of financial capital, as well as human, social and moral capital will be discussed.