Investing in a Secure Economic Future through Livelihood Diversification in Sarteneja, Belize’s Largest Fishing Community
Investing in a Secure Economic Future through Livelihood Diversification in Sarteneja, Belize’s Largest Fishing Community
The project goal, to invest in a secure economic future through livelihood diversification in Sarteneja, Belize’s largest fishing community, will have the following outputs:

Output One: SFA will have invested in strengthening its capacity to support its members and contribute towards the development of diversified income generation options in Sarteneja

By the end of this project:

? Four SFA members will have the capacity to be responsible for the day to day management of the association’s affairs
? SFA will have implemented at least 50% of its strategic plan
? SFA will have been able to extend its support of alternative livelihood options to over 90 Sarteneja fishermen
? SFA will have facilitated the start-up of the newly emerged women’s craft group
? SFA will have strengthened its record keeping and organizational procedures
? SFA will have sufficient livestock available to support increased demand from the new pig unit groups
? 2 external markets (Corozal/Orange Walk) have been identified and agreements signed for at least 50% of pigs produced by the farms

Output Two: Over 90 SFA members will have implemented start-up and infrastructure investments in alternative livelihood units (pigs, sheep and chickens)

By the end of this project:

? 12 new SFA member pig farming units have been established and operational
? 12 original SFA member pig farms have been strengthened and are financially self-sustaining
? 100% of SFA members have access to external marketing opportunities.

Output Three: SFA will have facilitated the establishment of the women’s group, with an effective organizational structure

By the end of this project:

? The women’s craft group has been registered under the Business Names Act
? The women’s craft group has an effective organizational structure and basic organizational processes in place
? The women’s craft group has successfully located and is selling to at least 2 markets for their products

Output Four: The SFA has increased its membership and has greater support from the community

By the end of this project:

? The SFA has a total of 200 members
? The SFA has regular quarterly and annual meeting with its members
? The SFA has produced its first annual report

Long term Output: Investment in the Sarteneja Fishermen Association will strengthen the foundation for effective economic diversification in Sarteneja, with reduced reliance on the marine resources of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – World Heritage Site, towards the overall goal of reducing pressure on the marine resources.

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Project Snapshot

Sarteneja Fishermen Association
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 9,564.88
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 29,542.50
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Grantee Contact

Mr Cesar Munoz
Phone: 501-660-9358


General Delivery, Sarteneja Village, Corozal District
Latin America & the Caribbean ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
(501) 822-2462


UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America