Economic Development

Equipping individuals with resources like employment training, vocational skills, and income-generating activities, as well as community savings and co-ops.

Ethiopia

Addis Ketema Water Point Extension

There is a water supply shortage in the community of Addis Ketema CarePoint, and in the nearby areas of Daka and Dato Kebeles. By providing a water extension in the area and constructing a water kiosk, community members will have easier access to clean water, which will contribute to increased health, hygiene, and sanitation for our beneficiaries and also the whole Daka and Dato communities.

Ethiopia

Kombolcha Petty Trade

The objective of this income-generating project is to ensure the self-sufficiency of participants through creating individual businesses and self-employed jobs. These income-generating training groups will grow as community micro-financial institutions to support the members’ businesses. The main activities of the project will include selecting voluntary participants, gathering local knowledge of feasible business, sharing knowledge, conducting business development training. They will facilitate loans, and intensive follow up will be done on implementation to ensure effective and profitable businesses.

Ethiopia

Shone Yehiwot Income-Generating Activities

In the Shone Yehiwot CarePoint community, people live in impoverished conditions. It is important to work in an integrated way of empowering children and supporting families to have their own income through participating in income-generating activities (IGAs). This project will be supporting them with initial capital in the form of revolving funds, as well as providing training and forming a saving groups under the Carepoint.

Guatemala

AMBI Chicken Coop Project

The objective is to train family leaders, especially women, so they can start a business to improve their income. We not only want to launch a family-level business, we also want to create a co-op amongst all the participating families in order to maximize the business opportunities.

Guatemala

Colegio Israel Cooking Classroom Project

Colegio Israel has the vision to train students from 7th to 9th grade in different vocational skills linked to their natural abilities or family businesses. The cooking training class needs investment in equipment, furniture, and a trainer.

Guatemala

Guatemala Leadership Academy

The Guatemala Leadership Academy (GLA) equips youth as emerging leaders, with skills that promote community transformation, stewardship, and active community leadership.

Guatemala

Oasis de Amor Chicken Coop Project

This project empowers and dignifies the families of Oasis de Amor CarePoint at Taracena, Santo Domingo. Twenty mothers will be provided with skills and tools necessary for raising chickens to help them generate additional income to support their families.

Guatemala

Women's Empowerment Project

The women’s empowerment project has been designed to work with vulnerable women who want to grow. Most of the participants are single mothers (50% of the community are single mothers) and women who have been through trauma. Phase one consists of healing emotional wounds, reestablishing healthy beliefs, and building confidence to accomplish goals. Phase two is learning with hands-on training, obtaining useful skills in baking and making pastries.

Russia

Kirov Jobs for Life

Program participants will consist of 14 senior-level students in Kirov Region who are older orphaned youth from Kirov colleges, majoring in the following fields: painting, plastering, furniture making, sewing, building, construction.

Russia

Kostroma Jobs for Life

Program participants will consist of 14 senior-level students in Kostroma Region who are older orphaned youth from Kostroma colleges, majoring in the following fields: painting, plastering, furniture making, sewing, building, construction.

Russia

Vladimir Jobs for Life

Program participants will consist of 14 senior-level students in Vladimir Region who are older orphaned youth from Vladimir colleges, majoring in the following fields: painting, plastering, furniture making, sewing, building, construction.

Uganda

Kakira Tailoring Project

The purpose of this project is to teach skills to youth and women to start tailoring activities which will help them earn money and support themselves and their families.

Uganda

Nabukalu VSLA

The Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) project will increase household income levels of guardians and put them on a path to financial independence. VSLA groups are provided education and training, plus a small amount of startup capital to save and grow over time, eventually allowing them to start small business enterprises.

Uganda

Nyada VSLA

The Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) provides a bucket of funds for guardians to contribute to and borrow from within the local village to help provide capital to start small businesses, as well as meeting other basic needs. The VSLA program educates participants and offers secure and accessible savings to locals, ultimately fueling income-generating activities to support community development.

Uganda

Uganda Leadership Development Program

The Uganda Leadership Development Program (UGLDP) seeks to equip youth as emerging leaders with skills that promote sustainable community transformation, stewardship, and active community leadership.

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