Apr 22, 2021

You can build a better future for girls

As if it couldn't get any harder, the past year has been extremely difficult for girls worldwide. Research estimates that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 million girls in developing countries may never return to school. 

To help fight this, we are equipping girls to choose their own pathways to become healthy, positive and prosperous leaders in Livingstone, Zambia through The Girl Impact (TGI) program. 

32 grade six girls from Linda Community School gather every Tuesday morning to spend time with Audrey, our TGI Liaison. In recent weeks they have learnt about self-esteem, leadership, active listening, and pubic speaking. In the weeks coming, they'll be learning about teamwork, goal setting, hygiene, and puberty. It's all a part of the six TGI pillars: self-confidence, health, early pregnancy, education, safety, and income generation. 

We believe we can only make a real difference in the lives of girls when, and if, boys and men understand issues around gender equality. 34 grade six boys also meet with Audrey weekly for workshops and activities that teach them how to uplift the girls in their school, homes, and community.

We're building a community centre in Livingstone to give more girls and boys access to our programs. With your help, we can reshape gender perspectives and achieve greater equality. 

Build a better future for girls: invest in the community centre today!

Apr 21, 2021

Let's KickSTART!

That's a wrap! Because of you, we have our first graduates from the Farmers of the Future program for 2021.

Farmers of the Future is a small business and entrepreneurship training program in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa, focused on agro-ecology, and how to develop a small business through farming. The training runs for 18 months with weekly lessons and is divided into three phases plus an indefinite mentorship. 

South Africa suffers from some of the worst unemployment and wealth gap issues in the world, especially in rural communities. A lack of small business enterprises and training has been associated with the severe lack of unemployed young people.

Last year the participants started their training with the principles of agroecology. Last month they finished the business management phase, and last week they applied for kickstart loans to start a business. A Chilli Sauce business, a market access business, an organic compost supplier, and one hydroponics business.

Farmers of the Future helps unemployed youth take meaningful steps out of poverty. Fund a future by contributing to a kickstart loan: donate here!

Apr 21, 2021

Let's KickSTART!

That's a wrap! Because of you, after 6 months of learning, we have our first graduates from the Farmers of the Future training program for 2021 in South Africa.

6 months ago the team started with the principles of agroecology and last month they finished with a business building exercise. The past few weeks they have been busy charging through the business planning phase which allows them to share ideas, collaborate, and essentially plan for success.

Last week the first round of kickstart loan proposals were submitted!

We are excited about the hard work our participants have put in, and where this will lead! We have a proposal for a Chilli Sauce business, a market access business, an organic compost supplier, and one hydroponics business.

Kickstart loans help our graduates take a step towards disrupting the cycle of poverty.

Fund a farmer and their future by contributing towards their kickstart loan!

 
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