The August 2017 mudslide and flooding Incidents claimed the lives of over 500 people and left thousands homeless. The majority affected individuals are women and girls who get their livelihoods from small and medium sized (SMEs) enterprises. These women and girls are in dare need of urgent recovery from the disaster.
AID-SL continues to provide livelihood support to the Six Hundred (600) victims and survivors who went through our Entrepreneurship Training program.
The entrepreneurship training program was provided to people from the most affected communities, including Culvert, Dwarzark, Kamayama, Kanikay, Kaningo and Regent.
The training program provided support in the areas of business plan development, market information management as well as general business and financial management capacity building. The intervention consisted of the implementation of a fully comprehensive business development and knowledge transfer training which will lead to the establishment of small or medium enterprises (SMEs) as a means of providing livelihood incomes to the survivors.
AID Sierra Leone continues to monitor and coach the 600 affected individuals who benifited from the small grants which was equivalent to US$ 100 each to re-establish micro and small enterprises, such as local convenience stores, mobile credit re-sellers, food stalls and small green enterprise start-ups, to support the re-establishment of local economic activities. 80% of women will be targeted for this support and 20% men.
We want to use this opportunity to thank our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project, especially GlobalGiving and UNDP Sierra Leone. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting lives and giving hope to the hopeless.
Jan 8, 2018
By Abraham Akempta - Project Manager
AID Tanzania continues to provide support in various ways, including tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books to primary and secondary school girls in the Arusha rural community in Tanzania.
It is no secret that in Tanzania, nearly half (47%) of primary school aged girls are not attending school. Between 2004 and 2010, even though pregnancy among Tanzanian girls aged 15 to 19 years fell by about 12%, still, more than 40% of young women begin having children by age 18, and the country has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. (UNICEF) Girls in urban areas of Tanzania were eight times more likely to finish secondary education than girls in rural areas. In this light, AID-TZ is determined to change this by helping to create an education infrastructure needed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of girls across the country.
In the past three months, we distributed books and other school supplies to 20 primary and 10 secondary school girls. This was made possible through funds raised via the GlobalGiving platform and local partners.
We're grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project. Thank you so much! Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting the lives of young girls in Arusha, Tanzania. Thank you!
Jan 5, 2018
By Sylvanus Murray - Executive Director
In Sierra Leone, the poverty profile affirms that young people, between the ages of 15 and 35 are among the poorest of the poor. Many of them are illiterate, school dropouts, unemployed and idle, living in deplorable conditions in and around the Freetown community.
AID Sierra Leone continues to support poor and unemployed youths who are victims of many unfortunate circumstances, the very awkward situation in which these youths find themselves need urgent attention, most certainly if given an opportunity by offering them special training for jobs and some skills to enable them become self-reliant.
In addition to existing resources, we have been able to use the funds raised through the Global Giving platform to provide skills training for 12 youths in Freetown.
We are so grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Your precious donations contributed greatly in helping young people in Sierra Leone rise above extreme poverty and also be able to secure much needed intrepreneurship skills.