Community Solidarity Fund
The Community Solidarity Fund provides funding to Manitoba not-for-profit, community-based groups involved in development projects overseas. The fund is available to non-member and MCIC affiliate members and provides another way to help Manitobans work together with partners around the world.
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.
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.