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 & Vulnerable Populations
| Country: Mexico | Amount: $9,810 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Y is Helping Marginalized & Vulnerable Populations in Tijuana who have been detained en route to, or deported from, the US. It provides shelter, counseling, family reunification and protection for vulnerable youth on the dangerous streets of that city.
Improving Food Security & Natural Resource Conservation
World Renew | Country: Honduras | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
CRWRC will be Improving Food Security & Natural Resource Conservation in 3 regions of the department of Olancho, Honduras. It also raises awareness in local communities of environmental issues and supports initiatives in natural resource conservation, such as tree nurseries, soil fertility restoration, and crop & water management.
Improving Maternal Health
| Country: Haiti | Amount: $8,817 | Funded in 2011/2012
Improving Maternal Health aims to reduce mortality among women and children in rural Haiti by supporting the capacity of local health care systems, prevention and treatment of malnutrition, and reducing the incidence of common illnesses. A women’s revenue generation component is added as poverty alleviation impacts positively on people’s health.
Improving Nutrition in Northern Tanzania: Building on Bed-Net Distribution Channels
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $38,867 | Funded in 2011/2012
Improving Nutrition in Northern Tanzania: Building on Bed-Net Distribution Channels will improve the nutrition of pregnant women and children under five years of age using the previously established bed-net distribution channels to promote consumption of locally-sourced fortified foods.
Improving Social & Economic Conditions for Women at Kotaki Shea Butter Cooperative
Crossroads International | Country: Niger | Amount: $2,125 | Funded in 2011/2012
Crossroads is Improving Social & Economic Conditions for Women at Kotaki Shea Butter Cooperative in Niger. This is a capacity building project focusing on governance, decision-making and strategic planning.
Increase Leadership & Political Participation of Afro-Descendant Women
WUSC - World University Service of Canada | Country: Peru | Amount: $23,185 | Funded in 2011/2012
MATCH and WUSC are working in partnership with Afro-Peruvian women’s organizations to Increase Leadership & Political Participation of Afro-Descendant Women. They will train emerging and established leaders as well as build an action plan for these groups to work together on shared objectives.
Medan Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Project
| Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $8,344 | Funded in 2011/2012
The Medan Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Project seeks to close gaps in the continuum-of-care by bridging efforts of other organizations to enable holistic and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care. This includes free HIV voluntary testing and counseling, home-based care, community education/HIV prevention and income generation for infected clients.
Micro-Irrigation in the Maputo Green Zone
IDE Canada | Country: Mozambique | Amount: $30,096 | Funded in 2011/2012
Micro-Irrigation in the Maputo Green Zone will improve the livelihood of poor farmers by increasing agricultural productivity and income. Micro-irrigation technologies will be piloted with smallholder farmers as a tool toward improved results.
Partnering for Microfinance Development & Impact II
Tearfund Canada | Country: Burundi | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
Partnering for Microfinance Development & Impact II is supporting a local faith-based NGO in expanding its Savings for Life program by training and organizing 1,000 village groups of the very poor to accumulate small amounts of savings, pool these resources and then provide micro-loans to each other for income generating activities.
Promoting African Grassroots Economic Security through Education & Skills
| Country: Ghana | Amount: $120,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
As part of PLAN’s Promoting African Grassroots Economic Security through Education & Skills program, this project will deliver quality basic education to children, families and communities in the Volta and Upper West Regions of Ghana.