Experiences, knowledge and financial behaviour of rural women in the "post-agreement": A comparative study between Piedmont, Cauca and La Carmelita Putumayo.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


This study seeks to account for the financial experiences, knowledge and financial behaviour of rural women in Piedmont, Cauca, and La Carmelita, Putumayo, in economic, social and political spheres related to the handling of money in family and community instances. The women of these two municipalities in southwestern Colombia have lived through the hazardous conditions of the armed conflict and socioeconomic marginalization, since this is a region with a long history of coca production and where the guerrilla presence was dominant. Both were central rural areas of the actions of the Southern Block of the FARC-EP, where the illicit condition of the crop generated a strong socio-economic and political identification among the rural population and a disposition towards associativity. By examining women's relationship to money through their participation in the coca economy, in state cash transfer programs, and in the administration of community projects, the project will gather and analyze relevant information to learn how they navigate the difficult conditions of the context and achieve their empowerment in multiple spheres. The proposal will seek the active participation of communities and women who are part of the spaces prioritized by the PDET and PNIS. Through focus groups, collective analyses will be generated on the impact of the experience in financial services and their empowerment possibilities, and from these and the problems identified, training workshops will be held on financial pedagogy and business plans. The research will provide an academic paper, a detailed comparative ethnographic report on the perspectives of rural women in these two areas in the post-conflict transition. In addition, the realization of 6 focus groups and 2 workshops.

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Effective start/end date9/27/1911/30/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Cesar


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