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.
Helping Marginalized and Vulnerable Youth
| Country: Mexico | Amount: $10,058 | Funded in 2010/2011
This project, at the YMCA of Baja California, is Helping Marginalized and Vulnerable Youth by providing a refuge to young people and children who have been detained or deported from the United States. This program protects youth from the dangerous streets of Tijuana and participation in drugs, prostitution and violent crime.
Improving Food Security & Natural Resource Conservation
World Renew | Country: Honduras | Amount: $12,740 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Improving Food Security & Natural Resource Conservation project will work with 150 rural households, promoting sustainable food production and conservation of the natural environment through raising awareness in local communities of environmental issues.
Medan Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Project
| Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $10,411 | Funded in 2010/2011
Medan Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Project seeks to close gaps in the continuum-of-care by bridging the efforts of other organizations to enable holistic and comprehensive care. This includes free HIV voluntary testing and counselling, home-based care through volunteer networks, income generation for infected clients, and community education on HIV prevention.
IDE Canada | Country: Mozambique | Amount: $25,508 | Funded in 2010/2011
This Micro-Irrigation project is improving the livelihoods of poor farmers by increasing agricultural productivity and income. This pilot project will increase the income of smallholder farmers in Maputo province through the adoption of micro-irrigation technologies.
Microfinance Development Impact
Tearfund Canada | Country: Liberia | Amount: $15,661 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Microfinance Development Impact project offers its partner groups opportunities for microfinance development, and training in governance, board and staff development and management of human and financial resources.
Nungua Community Library
Osu Children’s Library Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,919 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Nungua Community Library project will purchase twelve computers and furnish that library’s new computer lab. With the necessary equipment available, community members will have access to government delivered training, become computer literate, and use these skills in finding gainful employment.
Primary Health Care in Conflict & Flood-Affected Communities,
World Vision Canada | Country: Pakistan | Amount: $120,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
In Primary Health Care in Conflict & Flood-Affected Communities, World Vision is aiming to improve access to and availability of health care services, safe water and sanitation for people in the post-conflict and flood-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. They will also deliver programs in community awareness and adoption of better health practices.
Protecting Children and Youth against ICT Enabled Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
| Country: Brazil, Thailand | Amount: $120,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
Plan’s Protecting Children and Youth against ICT Enabled Sexual Abuse & Exploitation project, will work with partners in Brazil and Thailand on child protection issues by addressing on-line sexual exploitation of children in the context of Information and Communications Technologies.
Realize the Right of Marginalized Children to Access a Quality, Relevant Education
Save the Children - Canada | Country: Bolivia | Amount: $14,118 | Funded in 2010/2011
SCC seeks to Realize the Right of Marginalized Children to Access a Quality, Relevant Education, including indigenous and those with disabilities. The project includes teacher training, distribution of appropriate texts, organization of student councils, and educational exchanges.
Research & Extension Activity Partnership (REAP)
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $120,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
The MCC Research & Extension Activity Partnership (REAP) will increase local food production through agricultural extension work and strengthened coordination of local partner groups. A key component is training in environmentally-friendly agricultural technologies.