FUNDAWI, Uñatatawi Foundation

 

FUNDAWI supports initiatives aimed at productivity and income promotion in the rural area of the Department of La Paz. These activities are mostly undertaken in collaboration with indigenous small farmers. FUNDAWI encourages the establishment of producers' organisations and offers ongoing training for individuals with responsibilities in these organisations. As regards productivity, the main emphasis is on production for the farmers' own needs and sales of surpluses at local and regional markets. FUNDAWI is excellently networked with other NGOs at national level, and it numbers among the first seven organisations to be incorporated into the national "Biocomercio" (organic trade) programme supported by the UN. FUNDAWI has been certified to ISO 9001-2000 since 2008 – an important factor in this institution's favourable positioning in Bolivia.