Sustaining Peace and Enhancing Livelihoods in Southern Sudan
| Country: Sudan | Amount: $7,996 | Funded in 2008/2009
The Sustaining Peace and Enhancing Livelihoods in Southern Sudan (SPELS) Project is designed to develop the capacity of the communities in Sudan to mitigate conflicts while improving and sustaining livelihoods. It will provide stronger economic sustainability for refugees by increasing food production and using agricultural techniques to build assets.
Water Supply for Integrated Community Development
HOPE International Development Agency | Country: Philippines | Amount: $11,805 | Funded in 2008/2009
HOPE International Development Agency is supporting its local Filipino partner to collaborate with community and regional organizations in the construction of 48 water systems. This project takes place within the broader context of integrated community development. It will provide access to clean water for approximately 17,000 people.
Water Use Master Plans
IDE Canada | Country: Nepal | Amount: $20,000 | Funded in 2008/2009
In collaboration with the Government of Nepal, the Finnish Development Agency, Helvetas and Winrock, IDE brought its expertise in water-efficient technologies to the development of integrated Water Use Master Plans that mitigate the impact of climate change on water access and address deforestation as one of the key local contributors to climate change.
Women’s Network Against Violence
| Country: Nicaragua | Amount: $6,928 | Funded in 2008/2009
The women’s movement against violence links grassroots women’s groups throughout Nicaragua. It includes workshops that empower women to stand up to violence against women. Support is also provided to local projects that bring women together.
Youth and Community Bridge Project
| Country: Sierra Leone | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2008/2009
The 2008 Youth and Community Bridge Project offers, through MCIC support, critical relief earmarked as food costs to a locally run orphanage in Sierra Leone. This relief will come at a time when the S.O.S Canada House and its local partners are struggling in the face of rapidly rising food costs.
Clean Water in Every Home
IDE Canada | Country: Cambodia | Amount: $22,463 | Funded in 2007/2008
In Cambodia, many farmers have less than a hectare of land and earn less than $1 a day. International Development Enterprises (IDE) Canada, based in Winnipeg, is part of a worldwide organization whose goal is to improve the lives of these small-scale farmers.
The Clean Water in Every Home project enabled at least 12,000 new households to purchase and use low-cost water filters to produce clean drinking water in their homes. IDE worked with local manufacturers, distributors and retailers who will continue to provide new and replacement filters as long as the demand exists.
So far the project has seen impressive results. A recent study indicated that diarrhea, a leading cause of death among children, was reduced by 46% among users of the water filters.
Housing for Persons with Disabilities
International Centre of Winnipeg | Country: Mexico | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2007/2008
Casas sin Barreras, the International Centre of Winnipeg’s partner organization in Mexico, coordinated the building of five homes in Guanajuato City, which are accessible to their inhabitants who have disabilities. The people with disabilities and their families now own these homes, which were built according to their own recommendations and with the help of their extended family members. Having their own homes has increased both the dignity of the participants and their ability to participate effectively in community life.