Project: Ecoaldea Nashira feminist eco-village
Ecoaldea Nashira is a feminist eco-village in rural Colombia built for and by women who have suffered displacement as a result of Colombia’s civil war and/or domestic violence.
Costs are kept to a minimum by by having participants build their own houses, using low cost or free recycled materials. These savings enable the ownership of the houses to be obtained for free. They are family assets which cannot be seized so the houses cannot be lost as a result of debts.
Various associated economic projects include organic food production, a Saturday market, a restaurant, ceramics production and waste recycling. Income generated within the village is retained through the use of Nashira’s own internal currency.