This Action is aimed at mobilizing $ 48,709 from online donors to Increase household incomes for 400 teenagers in the Manor River Basin of Sierra Leone. The 400 teenage girls benefiting from the project, cannot adequately meet their immediate basic needs (food, shelter, and clothing); cannot meet the medical expenses of family members, when they fall sick. The Manor River Basin is on the boarder with Liberia, is hard-to-reach and an isolated rural enclave, about 300 miles from Freetown.
400 teenage girls live in extremely poor conditions in villages in the Mano River basin, in the Eastern and Southern Regions of Sierra Leone. This is manifested by, poor physical outlooks, poor housing, financial poverty, and poor and insecure food in-take. The consequences are: increasing death rates, increasing crime rates, hike on cost of essentials items, extreme poverty, malnutrition and joblessness. The main causes include exclusion of women and girls from household development.
We plan to assist 20 groups of 20 poor, and vulnerable teenage girls, to undertake income earning initiatives for the next 12 months up to June 2021. All the 20 groups will undertake backyard gardening, and vocational education initiatives, through apprenticeship training. Out of the 20 groups, 4 groups will be supported to undertake cash crops rehabilitation, 6 groups to undertake goats rearing, 6 groups to undertake takeaway food business and 4 groups to undertake fish processing businesses.
The income generating project will assist 400 poor and disadvantaged teenagers in the Manor River Basin (Sierra Leone and Liberia Border) communities, to get out of financial and multi-dimensional poverty. The action will enable them to improve their families economic and social well being. After 12 months of action, each of the 400 families represented by these teenagers, will be able to stand on their own, after so many years of living in destitution.
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