Donation Options

Girls Income Generating Projects in Siera Leone



Girls want to use their hands, creativity and resources around them to create income in order to alleviate poverty and support their education. Six girls clubs (300 girls) from rural and urban poor areas of Sierra Leone have set up viable projects in weaving, piggery and African dress designs. Their leadership structures, needs assessments and their mentors are all in place to support them but all they need is start up income to ensure their projects get the materials they need to start.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many girls in Sierra Leone are on the markets selling in order to bring income to families. Many of the girls have dropped out of school due to the fact that they cannot pay school fees. There is exploitation of girls from rural areas in hotels where they are forced into commercial sex work. Some girls who refuse to undergo female genital mutilation are rejected by families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Girls proposed a project called Money from our hands because they felt being economically empowered goes a long way in stopping parents, traditionalists and traffickers from exploiting them. They know how to use their hands in order to send themselves to school. Once they have income with them they can advance their knowledge of doing things and develop themselves and many girls around them. Lack of income forces them to take the abuse because that is the only alternative.

Potential Long Term Impact

Creating sustainable income for girls using locally available resources goes a long way in positioning girls as leaders and not the victims communities think they are. It is hoped many girls will get the business skills necessary to set themselves up in more organised enterprises and take charge of their economic empowerment which is key to social development.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $150
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,850
Total Funding Goal: $6,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 16165 to 80088 to donate $10 to Girls Income Generating Projects in Siera Leone. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Girls Income Generating Projects in Siera Leone project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?


Project Leader

Hazviperi Betty Makoni

South End On Sea, Essex United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.