Mercy Beyond Borders will lift 45 displaced Sudanese women up from extreme poverty by initiating micro-enterprise businesses in 3 rural villages. These women will receive financial and other supportive training to enable them to start their businesses. Women that are successfully operating businesses funded by MBB will serve as mentors to the new program recipients.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Displaced Southern Sudanese women - many of them widowed and some living with HIV or AIDS - are now returning to their home villages after decades in refugee camps. Micro-enterprise training and loans enable these women to generate income for their families.
How will this project solve this problem?
Mercy Beyond Borders trains women's groups in micro-finance and then provides loans ranging in the amounts of $250-$300 to each women who has a viable idea for a small business. Mercy Beyond Borders has already seen measurable success; this project will fund the expansion of micro-enterprise to three (3) more villages. Without the infusion of additional capital, hundreds of women living in this region of Sudan will have no way to gain self-sufficiency or provide for their children.
Potential Long Term Impact
45 Sudanese women (15 each in 3 rural villages) will receive micro-enterprise training and learn to start businesses. Revenue generated by the women will provide life-saving essentials for these women and their families- food, fuel,health care and education.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.