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.
Governance, Ecosystems and Livelihoods Project
World Vision Canada | Country: Congo (DR) | Amount: $120,000 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Governance, Ecosystems and Livelihoods project will provide coping strategies that will assist communities in withstanding ecosystem shocks, stresses, trends and seasonality. MCIC funds will be used for capacity building in household income/assets, local decision making processes and ecosystem health.
In Support of Peace Building Work
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba | Country: Uganda | Amount: $45,000 | Funded in 2009/2010
In Support of Peace Building Work, this project will build capacity for Ugandan victims of conflict. The project is part of a larger program that provides holistic non-violence and conflict transformation through training and mediation in Uganda and in other conflict regions.
In Support of Rural Female Producers
People to People | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $2,000 | Funded in 2009/2010
This project will Support Rural Female Producers; Creating an Association with Women in Agriculture in Ukiriguru, Tanzania. In working with 18 women’s groups in the Lake Zone district, the aim of this project is to strengthen communication, expand training, enhance leadership and extend efforts at micro-enterprise and value-added agricultural processing.
Madina Community Library Project
Osu Children’s Library Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $9,859 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Madina Community Library project involves the construction of a two-story library in Madina, an under-serviced community in Accra, Ghana. This library will act as a community meeting place and recreation centre, as well as a centre for learning and literacy.
Medan Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Project
| Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $13,361 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Medan Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS project will provide holistic and comprehensive health care in collaboration with other agencies in the area. The goal is to reduce HIV through a Home-Based Care program which provides health monitoring, treatment, palliative care, nutritional support, low-input food production education, counseling and education on transmission and HIV social stigma.
Spread the Net, Malaria Prevention Project
UNICEF Canada - Prairie Region | Country: Liberia | Amount: $24,876 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Spread the Net – Malaria Prevention project will support the purchase and distribution of 500,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in Liberia and Rwanda. MCIC funds will contribute to the purchasing and distribution of the nets, along with education on their use and effectiveness to prevent malaria in targeted areas.
Strengthening Entrepreneurship…of People with Disabilities
Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada | Country: Philippines | Amount: $16,602 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Management and Governance of Worker Co-ops of Persons with Disabilities project promotes decent and productive work with differently abled men and women in the growth and development of sustainable micro enterprises. Capacity building is provided to targeted individuals through new business development, management and entrepreneurship support and networking.
Support of a More Literate Environment
CODE | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $8,408 | Funded in 2009/2010
In Support of a More Literate Environment, this project will provide local children, their families and communities with literacy skills for a brighter future. The goal is to ensure development through education that empowers children to learn.
Sustaining Peace and Enhancing Livelihoods in Southern Sudan
| Country: Sudan | Amount: $8,304 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Sustaining Peace and Enhancing Livelihoods in Southern Sudan project will target communities and assist them in mitigating the effects of conflict, while improving and sustaining livelihoods. This will be carried out through training local people to survey communities on their livelihood and peace-building asset needs. This project will also introduce locally appropriate technology to increase communities’ food production.
Tapping a Southern Solution
HOPE International Development Agency | Country: Sudan | Amount: $13,482 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Tapping a Southern Solution project will provide clean, reliable water to 4,000 men and women. Using Southern and Canadian expertise, HOPE International will also provide capacity building to their Sudanese partner organization to increase the knowledge, skills, and confidence of its development personnel.