Livelihood opportunities for Zenu community

The Coventry and Nuneaton Circuit of the British Methodist Church has fundraised over £6,000 in order to support the launch of our new livelihood project in Sucre.

This will be used by the Zenu community (Amerinidan tribe) to purchase the necessary tools and equipment to start manufacturing caña fleche produce.  This type of cane has been used by Zenus for centuries to make hats - which have become one of the country’s symbols and are in demand by Colombians as well as many tourists.

Market opportunities for caña fleche represent a viable livelihood opportunity for indigenous people in Colombia - one of the most affected groups displaced by the decades-long armed conflict.