The Development Fund supports projects that improve all areas of individual and community life in the Global South. Through the work of MCIC member agencies and their local partners, these projects are part of a long-term development process, rooted in a commitment to empowerment and self-determination for all peoples.
Improved Learning Environment for Children
Canadian Lutheran World Relief | Country: Jordan | Amount: $74,902 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will contribute to improved learning for Syrian and Jordanian girls and boys in Amman, Irbid and Zarqa governorates. It includes the rehabilitation of schools and WASH facilities and involves training teachers to promote good hygiene and psychosocial health.
Improving Nutritional Status of Pregnant and Lactating Women and Children
Save the Children - Canada | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $20,162 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will improve nutrition for pregnant and lactating women and children under five in 22 food insecure districts in Ethiopia. It will also provide nutrition-sensitive livelihoods and access to WASH improvements for vulnerable households.
Improving Water Access in Kallo Gagula
HOPE International Development Agency | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $15,698 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will improve the health of women and children by increasing their access to clean water. It will also provide health and sanitation training, encouraging families to build latrines as part of basic changes to everyday behaviour, in order to help them stay healthy.
Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth through Tourism
Cuso International | Country: Myanmar | Amount: $16,310 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will train, send and support a Community Tourism Advisor to build capacity within overseas partner, Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute. The volunteer will create tools and train other local trainers in responsible, community-based tourism, focusing on the community of Thandaunggyi in Kayin State.
Integrated Sanitation and Hygiene Initiative
Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief | Country: Malawi | Amount: $11,281 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will increase coverage of, and access to, sanitation and hygiene services. It will also strengthen district capacity to manage sanitation and hygiene interventions in Kasungu, Nkhatabay and Mzimba districts.
Making Waves: Radio-Based Learning for Girls in South Kivu
War Child Canada | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $9,800 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will provide an innovative approach to secondary education for vulnerable girls in conflict-prone environments through Interactive Radio Instruction. The project will target out-of-school girls aged 12-16, a population that, due to their age and gender, is one of the most vulnerable in the country.
Malyo Food Security in North Kivu
Tearfund Canada | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $18,527 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will provide small-scale farmers with agricultural training to promote crop conservation amid food insecurity, plant diseases and unfavorable environmental conditions.
Mamas’ Fund for Micro-Finance Support for Market Vendors
People to People | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $2,000 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will help women who are beyond the reach of conventional financial services in Nyamagana district access entrepreneurship and micro-loan training. It will enable them to establish small businesses focused on purchasing horticultural products year-round from local smallholder farmers for re-sale at Buhongwa market.
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Presbyterian World Service & Development | Country: Afghanistan | Amount: $11,370 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will improve the delivery of essential health services for mothers, pregnant women, adolescent girls, newborns and children under five. It will also improve the demand for essential health services and reproductive, sexual health rights by women, men, girl and boy adolescents, newborns and children.
PROMISE: Promoting Maternal, Newborn, Infant and Child Sustainable Health
Emmanuel International Canada | Country: Malawi | Amount: $10,061 | Funded in 2018-2019
This project will reduce maternal and child mortality through: improved delivery of essential health services for mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five; improved use of essential health services; and increased consumption of nutritious foods.