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CareCraft

by CareEpilepsy

Summary

Empowering marginalised women and men living with epilepsy through income-generating and self-management skills for sustainable livelihoods through training and financial support and help them become an expert artisan in a specific craft.

$20,000
total goal
$19,909
remaining
2
months

Challenge

Lack of knowledge about the causes of epilepsy has been associated with negative attitudes, beliefs, and stigma in the community, workplace, and schools. Epilepsy is mainly associated with evil spirit possession and believed to be contagious, therefore people will not employ a person with epilepsy. The stigma associated with epilepsy has hindered people with epilepsy to engage in employment and live a productive life.

Solution

People with epilepsy who will be enrolled in the programme will be economically self-sufficient. CareEpilepsy will provide raw materials for rug making and basket weaving, financial resources to start up their cooperatives after the training, financial literacy such as how to run a business, savings, bookkeeping, help launch their business and provide counselling to patients to help them develop self-esteem.

Long-Term Impact

People with epilepsy will 1) Realize that epilepsy isn't a curse and learn about practices to live well with epilepsy. 2) Become an expert artisan in a specific craft. 3) Develop self-esteem to realize their full potential and become a respected member of the society. 4) Learn the skills necessary to save, keep books and launch a business.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.care-epilepsy.org

Organization Information

CareEpilepsy

Location: Abbots Langley, Herts - United Kingdom
Website: https:/​/​www.care-epilepsy.org
Project Leader:
Enat Yewnetu
Herts, United Kingdom
Donations: $74 raised ($4,021 needed)
 
Donors: 2 (40 needed)
 
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