On the Colombian Borders, 2015-18

III Program for the Local Integration of Displaced People and Refugees

From September 2015 to August 2018 we implemented a project together with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Latin America and the Caribbean designed to protect the rights of refugees and displaced persons from Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Our work was based on three core areas: livelihoods, formal education, and the protection and guarantee of access to rights, placing special focus on children at risk of forced recruitment by conflicting groups, refugees or displaced persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities and female heads of household with minors.

22.649

People

3

Countries

3

Years

€1

Million

EPGO I, 2014-16

Professional-technical training and care for vulnerable groups

The 2014-2016 «Educating People, Generating Opportunities» (EPGO) program was implemented in 13 countries (9 in Latin America and 4 in Africa), making a positive impact in the lives of over 160,000 people. The program is based on two core lines of action: professional and technical training, and the training and care of vulnerable groups, and is implemented by local partners including Fe y Alegría and the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Through technical and job training provided in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), young people and adults living in contexts of poverty received professional training and, through the line of training for vulnerable people, we nurtured and offered future opportunities for indigenous people, people with disabilities, young people at risk of exclusion, and migrants and refugees.

In Africa (Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa and Uganda), we offered education in refugee camps and training and social/employment integration to urban refugees.

160.000

People

13

Countries

3

Years

€9’8

Millons

On the Colombian Borders, 2012-2015

II Program for the Local Integration of Displaced People and Refugees

From September 2012 to August 2015 we implemented a project together with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Latin America and the Caribbean designed to protect the rights of refugees and displaced persons who are victims of armed conflict in Colombia and seek long-term solutions to their situation. This initiative was a continuation of the first program, which was implemented from September 2009 to August 2012.

We made a positive impact in
the lives of over 160,000 people

23.850

People

4

Countries

3

Years

€1

Million

On the Colombian Borders, 2009-2012

I Program for the Local Integration of Displaced People and Refugees

From September 2009 to August 2012 we implemented a project designed to promote the local integration of refugees and displaced persons who are victims of armed conflict in Colombia.

 

The program implemented activities based on three core areas in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela: help and care for displaced persons and refugees, with a special focus on children and young people; communication and social impact, focused on creating public awareness and promoting support from public and private agencies; and institutional strengthening, aimed at achieving the program’s united, transparent, and responsible management.

18.428

People

4

Countries

3

Years

€1

Million

Earthquake in Haiti, 2010

Emergency aid and reconstruction program

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake hit the island of Haiti, 15 km from the capital city of Port-au-Prince, resulting in upwards of300,000 deaths, a similar number of injured people, and over 3,700,000 victims. Approximately 1.5 million people lost their homes and other material goods. The country sank deeper into poverty and corruption.

In a measure of support for these victims, Inditex signed a collaboration agreement with Entreculturas that made it possible to begin providing aid to victims and reconstructing homes in Haiti. The project, focused on short- and long-term support for vulnerable groups, was implemented in the northern and eastern areas of the country.

During the first two months after the earthquake, we distributed staple food items and hygiene materials to victims. The project also included a program to equip four schools in the Gressier, Petit Goâve, and Carrefour municipalities. We were also able to expand the number of students covered and provide technical education for employment through the construction of ten classrooms at the Bedoux y Carice school, and the refurbishment and furnishing of ten technical training workshops.

3.491

People

1

Country

1

Year

€1

Million

A Million Opportunities, 2015-2016

A summary of our first 15 years of working together

In 2016, we took the major milestones and results reached through the joint work between Inditex and Entreculturas from 2001 to 2016, and we incorporated it into A Million Opportunities. A total of a million people participated in the various programs and educational projects that we have implemented in 25 countries in Latin America and Africa over these past 15 years of partnership.

Our collaboration began in 2001, with the signing of a framework agreement based on «trust and complete transparency between the two institutions on the strategies, procedures and activities implemented by each of the parties». From then on, Inditex partners with Entreculturas to promote its corporate social responsibility on both the Social Council and in the adoption of specific international development agreements.

1.000.000

People

25

Countries

15

Years

€39

Million

1,000,000 people assisted in 15 years

We work in 25 Latin American and African countries

© Javier Urrecha / Entreculturas