Miles for Empowerment - Woyera CarePoint


The children and families of Woyera CarePoint have been impacted greatly by COVID-19 this year. The community, already known by its poverty, had been working through the Survive, Thrive, Succeed model thanks to the generosity of the base funding of sponsorship for a few years. In order to build upon the base of support and not let COVID-19 set the community back, Woyera CarePoint is launching a sustainable Income Generating Activity (IGA) project in which seed money raised now will jump start an adult training program. This adult training program will directly impact the children at the CarePoint by increasing the capacity of the guardians and growing their economic empowerment.

In short, the CarePoint will be training 20 adults in basic business, IGA’s, Community Self-Help Saving, Financial Management and entrepreneurship. These 20 adults will be under the care of our CarePoint Leader, Beza, and our social worker, Abraham, in a step-by-step business plan process which includes weekly financial meetings, biweekly IGA activities and seed money for a loan to launch. As the guardians pay back their loan, the money will then be deposited into the IGA training program where a new group of guardians will be trained. This sustainable model is built on providing support to disadvantaged community members by empowering their livelihood skills, rather than a free handout. We are so excited to bring this program to the CarePoint and appreciate your continued partnership. We can do this!