Entrepreneurs, subsistence farmers and artisans will benefit because of your support for ASAP's Tools for Empowerment project. Tools, both new and refurbished by volunteers in the US, will help families in need, transition from poverty to productivity.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Vocational Skills training has been identified as the best way to give unemployed youth hope for the future and help families rise out of poverty. And the few jobs that are available require the employee to have their own tools. But the skills without the tools to put that learning into practice are useless. The cost of buying tools is prohibitive to artisans and the tools usually available in developing countries are cheap Chinese tools.
How will this project solve this problem?
In partnership with Salesian Missions of Don Bosco Vocational Training centers, ASAP's "Tools For Empowerment" project will provide the complete tool kits needed by entrepreneurs and artisans, who have completed training in a trade starting with Haiti. This will enable them to practice their craft and not only survive but thrive.
Potential Long Term Impact
Job creation; providing the tools to help new graduates put vocational skills to use to generate income in a country where there is little hope of finding formal employment. This will provide hope for the future where currently they have none. As artisans improve their skills and confidence and acquire more customers, ASAP's Tools for Empowerment will actually be helping create future jobs as they hire people to help with their work.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,211
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $22,189
Total Funding Goal: $25,400