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Development of Traditional Crafts
3 coastal rural communities in Trinidad and Tobago are nesting grounds for the endangered leatherback turtle. National statistics show the corresponding areas as being the poorest in Trinidad and Tobago, and given their physical location in remote coastal areas, access to mainstream support and other services, as well as to formal employment opportunities is limited. Due to the high levels of unemployment and poverty in these communities, efforts have been made with some success to involve community members directly in the promotion and organisation of a niche eco tourism product for visitors wishing to view the endangered leatherback turtle during the nesting season. This strategy has involved communities in services linked to turtle watching activities, which deliver a stream of income from both local and international visitors. The approach has also heightened awareness of and implementation of conservation strategies to ensure the survival of this species and the sustainability of economic benefits to the rural communities involved in related ecotourism activities. To expand the flow of sustainable economic benefits to the community, Turtle Village Trust has developed a project aimed to organise and strengthen the creation and marketing of traditional crafts by artisans in these communities.

Project Detail

Country

Trinidad and Tobago

Project Number

TT-M1018

Approval Date

November 30, 2009

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT

Subsector

MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Lending Instrument

Multilateral Investment Fund Instrument

Lending Instrument Code

MIF

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 238,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 88,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 150,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/ME-11913-TT Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) - Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/ME-11913-TT
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) -
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1327018462-3970
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Agreement Part II - Integral Plan for the Development of Traditional Crafts [35052498].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1327018462-3974
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Agreement Part I - Integral Plan for the Development of Traditional Crafts [35052101].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1327018462-3976
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Agreement Part III - Integral Plan for the Development of Traditional Crafts [35052461].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
English

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