The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

International Projects

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

  • Dry Forest Recuperation in the Tumbes National Mangrove Sanctuary

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Peru | Amount: $25,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    This objective of this project is to conduct reforestation in the Buffer Zone of the Tumbes National Mangrove Sanctuary and to ensure maintenance of existing vegetation cover by negotiating an agreement with land owners.

  • Ecotourism and Conservation in the Tumbes Mangrove National Sanctuary

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Peru | Amount: $30,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    This project will enable long-term conservation in the Tumbes National Mangrove Sanctuary. Eco-tourism will bring an alternative economic opportunity that will balance the needs of an impoverished community and a threatened ecosystem.

  • Addressing Over-Exploitation of Fishery Resources

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Peru | Amount: $19,585 | Funded in 2010/2011

    In Addressing Over-Exploitation of Fishery Resources, MEDA is focusing on the Tumbes National Mangrove Sanctuary in Peru. Small-scale extractors of threatened crab species are transitioning their livelihoods into sustainable shrimp harvesting in the mangrove buffer zones.

  • Building Local Capacity in Economic Development

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Peru | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2010/2011

    MEDA is Building Local Capacity in Economic Development in its Peru office to aid its transformation into an independent and financially self-sustaining local NGO that will operate as an effective local actor for economic development.

  • Developing the Plum Subsector in Protected Dry Forest Areas

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Peru | Amount: $20,000 | Funded in 2010/2011

    In Developing the Plum Subsector in Protected Dry Forest Areas, MEDA is working in the Tumbes National Mangrove Sanctuary in Peru to improve the productivity and quality of plum production and the marketing of value-added products such as jams and juices by small-holder farmers and their associations.

  • Improving Nutrition in Northern Tanzania:  Building on Bed-Net Distribution Channels

    Fund: Development Fund | 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.

  • Haiti Urban Gardens

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Haiti | Amount: $30,000 | Funded in 2012/2013

    As the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is a food insecure country where fresh produce is expensive and often unavailable in the cities. MEDA’s pilot project in urban agriculture, Haiti Urban Gardens, aims to create a possible income generating activity and increase horticultural production in urban neighbourhoods.

  • Organic Bio-Fertilizer to Improve Crop Yield and Famer Income

    Fund: Development Fund | 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.

  • Financial Inclusion through Community Partnerships

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Uganda | Amount: $30,000 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project aims to promote savings mobilization by targeting 15,915 group members of informal rural savings groups through mobile channels to accessing formal banks. MCIC funding will go toward activities that strengthen the uptake of the product such as delivering mobile financial education curriculum.