Project: Empowering communities

through social and economic inclusion in southern Belize



The project will support collective initiatives to improve living conditions, ensure food security and generate income.

The ten participating villages are located in the Toledo and Stann Creek districts:

  • Stann Creek: Hopkins, Georgetown, Santa Rosa, and San Roman.
  • Toledo: San Isidro, Trio, Golden Stream, Indian Creek, Big Falls, and Blue Creek.

Key activities and deliverables

20 Community Groups, approximately 160 people, will expand their knowledge

on topics such as entrepreneurship (business plans, marketing), nutrition, health (household and community sanitation, hygiene), gender equality, and natural resource management (forest fires, fuel-efficient cooking).

The participating Community Groups will be eligible to access funding as subgrantees.

They will implement community development or income-generating subprojects in their villages based on community needs, identified and prioritized by them. 


During project implementation, HPPBZ will seek to collaborate with representatives from:

  • Village and alcalde councils 
  • Local organizations
  • Youth groups
  • Professional networks

Time Frame

Start: August 2021

End: January 2024

Duration:  30 months

This project is supported by