Emerging Strategies Against Poverty: The Road Less Traveled
Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 155-166
32 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 2, 2008
This is the story of struggle for survival in the Andes. Ravaged by the excesses of Nature, a brutal insurgent conflict and more recently by the inroads of economic globalization, the inhabitants of the Peruvian sierra face the prospect of ever-increasing poverty and the withering away of their villages and cultural traditions. Worldwide recession, or its threat, simply magnifies the problem. While there are no permanent solutions, purely local initiatives centering on community-organized and operated enterprises have produced some creative approaches. These may offer alternatives and hope to other communities, and they are the focus of this study.
Keywords: community-based enterprise, development, Andes
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