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.
Sustainable Canola Production in the Peruvian Highlands
Co-operative Development Foundation | Country: Peru | Amount: $11,275 | Funded in 2008/2009
This project supports production of canola in Peru, as well as the processing of canola into edible oil, bio-fuel and waste by-product feedstuffs for the benefit of one of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the country. This project benefits 100 farm families for a total of 700 beneficiaries.
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.
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.