One Earth Future’s PASO Colombia program has designed and implemented a Contingency Plan to support families registered in the government’s National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS). The Contingency Plan bridges the gap created by delays in the delivery of aid planned for the families registered in the governmental program. By providing participants an income in return for the time they invest in community service and on-the-job training activities, families across the territories build social networks, develop productive, commercial and organizational skills, and strengthen infrastructures.
So far, the plan has supported 1,967 families that reside in 10 municipalities within the departments of Putumayo, Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Cauca, Guaviare, Meta and Norte de Santander. The Contingency Plan also includes a strong gender focus, with 80% of its participants being women.
The Contingency Plan is funded by the United Nations Multi-Donor Fund for the Sustaining of Peace in Colombia.