Voices from the Edge
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $5,595 | Funded in 2010/2011
Voices from the Edge will enhance the capacity of rural teachers to coordinate alternatives and ancillary services for students with special needs. This pilot project will focus on a new universal access school and will assist students with disabilities and those from disadvantaged communities.
Water & Sanitation – Bonke Project
HOPE International Development Agency | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $9,219 | Funded in 2010/2011
HOPE’s Water & Sanitation – Bonke project is working in drought-prone areas of southern Ethiopia to build local capacity and infrastructure for access to clean water for 11,000 people in 18 very remote villages. Activities include construction of gravity-fed spring protection infrastructure, health and sanitation training, and water distribution systems.
Widows’ Microloan Project in Uvira
Emergency Relief for Development Overseas | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Widows’ Microloan Project in Uvira, is undertaken by Canadian Inter-Aid Link, sponsored by ERDO, to support micro-loans and training for widows and their families in Uvira Town, eastern DRC. Destitute women will use the funds to start a variety of small businesses to support themselves and their children.
Youth Empowerment in Health & Environmental Conservation for Community Development
| Country: Kenya | Amount: $10,428 | Funded in 2010/2011
This project is entitled Youth Empowerment in Health & Environmental Conservation for Community Development. It will help young people take on an expanded leadership role in the Lari District of Central Kenya through a conference, group sharing, training, and networking.
Agriculture as a Business
| Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,168 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Agriculture as a Business project will increase farmers’ income on a sustainable basis by strengthening their capacity and creating an environment that enables them to take a business approach to farming. Engineers Without Borders will work with targeted communities on creating local linkages and developing the ability to share market information.
| Country: Burundi | Amount: $9,414 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Burundi Project includes the construction of a youth resource centre in the town of Gasenyi where war-affected youth will be fed, educated and provided with a safe home environment. An additional 40 youth living with families in the community will also receive food, school fees and school uniforms.
Credit 2007 - 2010
Tearfund Canada | Country: Cambodia | Amount: $15,661 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Credit 2007 - 2010 project will focus on microfinance services to the poor and marginalized in Cambodia. The project ensures that these individuals will have the opportunity to develop their livelihoods and experience full and productive lives.
Farmers First Project
Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $10,357 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Farmers First project will use the “Farmer Field Schools” program to prepare trainers to meet with farmers to improve their production methods from planting to harvesting. Farmers will be encouraged in these “schools without walls” to build on their existing knowledge through experimentation and discovery. Approximately 1,500 households will benefit from this project (especially women, children and those living with HIV/AIDS) in Karatu and Bunda.
Food & Livelihood Security
USC Canada | Country: Nepal | Amount: $9, 534 | Funded in 2009/2010
In a fragile, yet resilient high Himalayan environment, the Agro-biodiversity Project of SHIP and USC Canada is working towards securing the local seed stocks, rebuilding degraded soil and biodiversity resources, and reaching out with sustainable agriculture support to all farming communities, thereby reducing hunger and environmental deterioration.
Girls Scholarship Program
UNICEF Canada - Prairie Region | Country: Kenya | Amount: $30,000 | Funded in 2009/2010
This Girls Education in Kenya project includes a Scholarship Program to Send Girls to Secondary School. It provides girls from rural, nomadic communities in northeastern Kenya with equal opportunities to compete for placements in universities and other post-secondary training.