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