Women’s School of Esthetics
All Nations International Development Agency | Country: Ghana | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
This project aims to contribute toward improved livelihoods and economic empowerment for up to 45 women in Koforidua, Ghana by providing practical training in marketable skills.
Ziam-Ziam/ Panpoil Community Fishing Project
Winnipeg Rotary Club Community Service Fund | Country: South Sudan | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The project aims to provide food aid and a long term economic development opportunity to a conflict ravaged community of 3,000 people (637 households) in South Sudan. Hooks and nets will be provided to increase fishing for consumption and barter trade.
Access to Capital Initiative
| Country: Ghana | Amount: $7712 | Funded in 2013-14
This project seeks to support small and medium social businesses that might attract financial investors by bringing both sides of the equation together. There are sizable potential investors in Ghana seeking investment-ready businesses, and vice-versa. This project expects to develop 10 investment ready Ghanaian small and medium enterprises to link with likely investors.
Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities
USC Canada | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $7671 | Funded in 2013-14
The Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities project supports young farmers, particularly girls, to increase and diversify their opportunities to earn a living from ecological farming. Through training, farmer to farmer exchanges, awareness raising and material support, girls from poor rural areas of northern Bangladesh are learning new skills for income generation and food security.
Agriculture and Livelihoods Recovery Initiative
United Church of Canada | Country: Philippines | Amount: $55000 | Funded in 2013-14
This project is a partnership of the Canadian Churches in Action and its counterpart in the Philippines, to provide rice, corn and vegetable seed to 512 families in several districts (Iloilo, Capriz, Aklan, Antique, Samar and Leyte) affected by Typhoon Haiyan in order to restart agriculture and rural livelihoods.
Artisanal Production Training for Women of CPA Mushie Kinsuka
Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement, Inc. / AKAM (Association Kasaienne du Manitoba) | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $5000 | Funded in 2013-14
This projects aims to train women on artisanal production of salted fish from the fresh fish most easily obtained locally. Salted fish is one of the most consumed foods in the area. The women will gain experience in management of production, and enhance their reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Cuso International | Country: Cameroon | Amount: $9076 | Funded in 2013-14
This project will seek to improve agricultural techniques in Cameroon’s two Model Forests to preserve the forests while ensuring local economic stability in the face of rapidly changing climate patterns. Yields of the highly nutritious moringa plant will be scaled up and promoted as a viable alternative to illegal logging. Two thousand producers will have increased access to improved production systems.
Bohol Earthquake Relief
Emmanuel International Canada | Country: Philippines | Amount: $20000 | Funded in 2013-14
The Bohol Earthquake Relief project will assist victims of the October 15 earthquake (epicenter in Sagbayan, Bohol). Assistance will focus on immediate relief to the most affected families (mainly those with badly damaged or destroyed homes who are in evacuation centers).
Boricha Food Security Project
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $120000 | Funded in 2013-14
This project will improve the food security situation in Boricha district through agricultural development, environmental conservation, income diversification and increased community education. The most vulnerable households, especially women and youth, will benefit most.
Building a Clinic in the Chirasauta Community in Chikomba
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6897 | Funded in 2013-14
The intent of this project is to build a clinic in one of the most impoverished rural areas in Zimbabwe. This initiative is motivated to reduce the infant mortality rate by establishing a maternity ward. It will also reduce morbidity rates and significantly decrease of disability incidence.