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.
Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Youth in Tiuana and Ciudad Juarez
| Country: Mexico | Amount: $10000 | Funded in 2013-14
Safety and educational needs of at-risk migrant and local youth will be addressed through emergency shelter, counseling and family reunification, and targeted school oriented programming in response to community priorities.
Organic Bio-Fertilizer to Improve Crop Yield and Famer Income
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) | Country: Peru | Amount: $82944 | Funded in 2013-14
Use of organic bio fertilizers has increased coffee/cocoa yields by up to 50% in Peru. This project will assist Divisoria to scale up commercial production and sale of organic bio fertilizer to 850 female and male coffee/ cocoa farmers in the regions of Huanuco, Ucayili and San Martin.
Potential Through Education
Canadian Humanitarian | Country: Canada | Amount: $9079 | Funded in 2013-14
Potential Through Education is a project that is focused on assisting orphaned and vulnerable children and youth in reaching their potential through education. As children and youth take advantage of education opportunities provided in this program, their ability to break out of the cycle will be enhanced.
CODE | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $7589 | Funded in 2013-14
Together with its partner the Children’s Book Project for Tanzania, CODE is working to advance literacy in Tanzania by giving children access to high quality books, providing professional development for educators, and building the capacity of the local publishing industry. CODE is empowering children to unleash their full potential by bringing the magic of literacy to thousands of children.
Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunizations
UNICEF Canada - Prairie Region | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $33968 | Funded in 2013-14
This project aims to improve the well-being and survival of children under five years of age in Tanzania, by focusing on delivery of cost-effective, life-saving nutrition and health services and building the capacity of local actors to intervene effectively with the hardest-to-reach populations.
Shigikirana Savings for Life: Saving Money and Families
Tearfund Canada | Country: Burundi | Amount: $12179 | Funded in 2013-14
Through Dutabarane, their local NGO partner, WRC will expand the Shigikirana Savings for Life [SSFL] program by organizing and training 1,300 community-based village groups (23,400 members) to accumulate savings, pool resources and provide micro-loans to each other for income-generating activities to improve their livelihoods. All members are provided with savings services and an estimated 50% or more will access loans.
Stabilizing Food Security and Enhancing Livelihoods
Co-operative Development Foundation | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $7532 | Funded in 2013-14
This project enhances the resilience of vulnerable households in Zimbabwe through integrated programming that stabilizes food security, enhances their asset base, and strengthens the capacity of SAFIRE to meet the needs of 6,000 vulnerable men, women, and children, including those affected by HIV/ AIDS.
Supporting Econmic Empowerment of Plantation Women (SEEP-W)
MATCH International Women’s Fund | Country: Sri Lanka | Amount: $22050 | Funded in 2013-14
Women living on or near Sri Lanka’s tea plantations are among the most disempowered and marginalized in the country. The program goal is to build the confidence and self-esteem of women through increased leadership training and financial literacy as means to increase their role within the home, within the workplace and within their community.
Supporting Systems to Achieve Improved Nutrition, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
World Vision Canada | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $120000 | Funded in 2013-14
This project seeks to strengthen the health system and empower community members to deliver and use health and nutrition interventions for pregnant women and children, building an enabling environment that connects households and the health care system in two rural districts.
Theatre as a Tool for Positive Change
Osu Children’s Library Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $7866 | Funded in 2013-14
This project aims to strengthen an existing theatre company in an OCLF -sponsored library facility in Accra, Ghana, and to provide a drama outreach program for residents with physical disabilities at the Orthopaedic Training Centre in Nsawam, Ghana.