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.
Bikes for Health
UNICEF Canada - Prairie Region | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $47,809 | Funded in 2011/2012
Bikes for Health is a national initiative in Zimbabwe to provide transportation to community health workers. This low-cost, green and sustainable transport improves health program delivery as workers can cover their 20-km regions quickly and connect with more clients.
Building an Accessible School
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,879 | Funded in 2011/2012
CMDC is providing quality education to the most marginalized community of Chirasauta in rural Zimbabwe by Building an Accessible School which will cater to students from poor backgrounds and/or with disabilities. Accessible education will help to eradicate poverty, hunger and disease.
Capacity Building for Indigenous Rights
United Church of Canada | Country: Peru, Philippines | Amount: $25,052 | Funded in 2011/2012
This project focuses on Capacity Building for Indigenous Rights in Peru and the Philippines in order to mobilize and better understand human rights and engage local governments in healthy collaboration.
Children’s Book Project of Tanzania
CODE | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $9,090 | Funded in 2011/2012
CODE is supporting the Children’s Book Project of Tanzania, which aims to improve literacy and learning outcomes, by providing children and youth with much-needed books and learning materials, as well as professional development opportunities for teachers and librarians.
Construction of El Shaddai Community Centre
EMAS Canada | Country: Haiti | Amount: $18,960 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Construction of El Shaddai Community Centre, aside from putting up a building, will be used to train Haitians in better building techniques that are hurricane and earthquake resistant. It will also create employment and an economic stimulus to the community.
District Supported Area Mechanics Initiative
| Country: Malawi | Amount: $7,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The District Supported Area Mechanics Initiative works with District Water Offices to support Area Mechanic networks in their servicing of community water points. With their partners, they are developing tools, management practices and reporting mechanisms to help operate these services on low budgets.
Education Is Our Future
Canadian Humanitarian | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $7,830 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Education Is Our Future project facilitates the training of 60 young women and men in three vocations: metal, woodworking and hairdressing. These skills are in high demand and lead to meaningful employment.
Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities of Returnees in Mannar District
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund | Country: Sri Lanka | Amount: $19,861 | Funded in 2011/2012
Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities of Returnees in Mannar District, Sri Lanka facilitates the resettlement of returnee families, after the conflict by enhancing their livelihood opportunities through the improvement of local agricultural infrastructure and animal husbandry, and the promotion of and capacity building toward use of ecological farming methods.
Farmers First Program
Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $12,277 | Funded in 2011/2012
CPAR’s Farmers First program is supporting women-headed and HIV-affected households to increase and diversify their food production, storage and processing capacities. It is also working with these 1,500 households to increase their incomes and their budgeting capacities and therefore their food supply.
Food Security & Rural Livelihoods: Agriculture, Water and Income Diversification
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $120,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Food Security & Rural Livelihoods: Agriculture, Water and Income Diversification project works to increase the availability of food and income in vulnerable communities. Strategies will include developing water collection, conservation and irrigation infrastructure, and training small-scale farmers and their community organizations in sustainable agricultural techniques.