The Argentine Northwest comprises distinct geographical regions, from the highest mountains in America to large valleys, to canyons. Local rural communities live in evocative and uncontaminated areas, preserving their traditional social structure, customs, and activities. Locals live in a subsistence economy, which often forces the youth to move abroad in search of employment.
Sustainable, ethical, and responsible tourism offers an opportunity for human and social development and for creating employment opportunities. Local indigenous communities and farmers have a chance for growth through sustainable hospitality, handicraft, agriculture, and livestock farming.
Project realized with the contributions of:
- CEI – Italian Episcopal Conference of € 291.168,00
- EDC – Economy of Communion of € 227,595.22
Tourist management training
Training and support for tourism infrastructure planning, business planning, and marketing
Planning and financial support of projects for the development of local communities
Initial funding of home-based hospitality projects (renovation and launching)
Promotion and diffusion of local culture and identity
Microcredit financing for new activities