Creating Strong Communities - Year 4
Human Dev Index:#140 (Aust #5)
Our partners are working to identify and confront core issues that create socio-economic poverty and reduce risks of trafficking and unsafe migration. There is a general sense of despair and hopelessness due to poverty, seasonal food and water insecurity, illiteracy and low awareness of the risks of leaving family. Economic opportunities are limited and it is a culture that often excludes women and youth from family and community decisions and activities. This integrated development program is enhancing food security and economic viability for the poorest families, providing vocational training, improving the health status of the community and strengthening community-based leadership and participation
Why support this
Through empowered and enabled youth and women, seed projects and various awareness raising and empowerment workshops, our implementing partners are creating economic and social opportunities within these communities where people feel safe and secure. Ownership of the development process enhances the educational achievements of school students and improves literacy and life-skills among illiterate teenagers and adults. There is high participation of the community in social advocacy, constant links to government and private service providers and strong community-based leadership.
$30,000 for Year 4 of a 4yr project. Total budget $130,000.
- Establish village development committees
- Community awareness raising campaigns
- Increase in annual farm production and income
- Improved access to clean water
Expected Life Change
- Villages support each other in driving the community development, sharing technology, sourcing services and market links
- Water is contained and reserved to support the needs of the village during the dry season
- Promotion of intentional nutrition and hygiene programs for children and pregnant mothers