The poverty situation in rural districts among youths presents a huge mismatch with the available resources and opportunities, which if tapped in a prudent way, could alleviate poverty and hunger. Therefore, the aim of Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Skills Development community Project is to assist potential young fish farmers in farming camps, both HIV positive and negative, to increase their income based on the available resources.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Zambia is a country whose population is significantly youthful; the youth population (aged between 15 to 34 years) stands at 4,582,433, representing 35% of the total populace of 13,092,666 (Central Statistics Office: 2010) and the major challenges that the Government of the Republic of Zambia is facing is that of high levels of youth unemployment and underemployment. the coping capacities of these young people is out of government hand. the project will try to mitigate unemployment challenges.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our proposed Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Project would provide an alternative route for income generation, augmenting government policy of poverty reduction, it will enable young fish farmers acquire fish farming skills and support them with fingerings that will enable them start up farming of fish and profitably run their enterprises and improve their quality of life at household level.The project will also link them to government financial services.
Potential Long Term Impact
The income-generating ability of vulnerable groups in these districts is low. They have just one income generating activity: selling maize. The project will train 200 young fish farmers in fish farming and marketing. The project will support beneficiaries with fingerings to start farming fish at community level. This will improve quality of life for young people and create employment at individual and household level in communities. Linking them to youth development fund will mean well for them.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.