COVID-19  Zambia Project #46086

Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women

by Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development
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Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
Coronavirus Relief Fund for Vulnerable women
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Business simulation Training1

Women in rural parts of Zambia face unique challenges when it comes to accessing financial services that leaves many very vulnerable and the many end results are that many women and girls fail to complete education which also forces young girls to get into early marriage and motherhood, and the demands of family and community support roles can leave women without the same opportunities as men, and without the tools and resources to economically empower themselves and their families. Other barriers to accessing financial services include systems of land inheritance which favour male ownership, leaving women without assets to pledge for bank loans and challenges for women who do not have powe. Cultural attitudes towards women in business can make it difficult for women to access the services and inputs which they need to progress.

Responding to some of the above highlighted challenges, Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development developed a Coronavirus Relief fund to support women with startup capital and so far the organization has supported over 150 women.

Our soft loans for women range from $30 to $200.

Besides, the provision of soft loans, we are also offering farmers and micro business simulation training to enhance financial literacy education for small scale farmers and micro-entreprenuers 

We therefore, request all interested donors and institutions to come on board so that we can reach out to many vulnerable women in Zambia. 

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Zambia is among the many Countries that have been affected by the Corona Virus which has claimed lives in many Countries around world and Solwezi District has not been spared from the pandemic. Most of the poor People especially vulnerable women in Zambia live on less than a dollar per day and COVID-19 has just worsened the situation. Women are the most affected people in the communities. In Solwezi, all the families have been confined in their homes spending the little income raised from their small business. Therefore, COVID-19 has left families in Solwezi without food, soap and other essential basic needs such as medical bills and many others, which are cardinal for human survival. The loss of business and employment opportunities due to COVID-19 has caused many vulnerable women to be involved in prostitution and other illicit activities to enable them earn a living which compromises their human dignity.

In order to respond to the economic shocks that has proposionately affected women, Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development created Coronovirus Relief Fund to support vulnerable women in Solwezi. The organization has disbursed ZMW 211,500 about $9,346 targeting 193 women in Solwezi District between April and June 2021. The project is helping women set up a small business in local markets of Solwezi. 

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Zambia is among the many Countries that have been affected by the Corona Virus which has claimed lives in many Countries around world and Solwezi District has not been spared from the pandemic. Most of the poor People especially vulnerable women in Zambia live on less than a dollar per day and COVID-19 has just worsened the situation. Women are the most affected people in the communities. In Solwezi, all the families have been confined in their homes spending the little income raised from their small business. Therefore, COVID-19 has left families in Solwezi without food, soap and other essential basic needs such as medical bills and many others, which are cardinal for human survival. The loss of business and employment opportunities due to COVID-19 has caused many vulnerable women to be involved in prostitution and other illicit activities to enable them earn a living which compromises their human dignity.

Women’s economic empowerment is critical to achieving gender equality and sustainable development. Women are key contributors to economies as producers of food, managers of natural resources and as entrepreneurs and employees. Additionally, women are the main providers of unpaid care and domestic work - globally, women do 2.6 times the unpaid care and domestic work that men do. Economic empowerment is one of the most powerful routes for women to achieve their potential and advance their rights. Since women make up the majority of the worlds poor, meeting poverty-reduction goals requires addressing women and their economic empowerment. Working with women makes good business sense. When women have the right skills and opportunities, they can help businesses and markets grow. Women who are economically empowered contribute more to their families, societies and national economies. It has been shown that women invest extra income in their children, providing a route to sustainable development.

In order to mitigate the COVID'19 negative impacts on the vulnerable women, Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development created a Coronavirus Relief Fund which has now been redeveloped into Afri-Seed Fund meaning African Seed Fund to provide seed capital to vulnerable women affected by Coronavirus in Zambia. 

So far, over 100 vulnerable  women have beneficted from the project in Solwezi District of Zambia. Our goal is to reach out to 500 vulnerable women in Zambia.

Continue supporting supporting the project and help women stand on their feet.

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Zambia is among the many Countries around the World that have been affected by the Corona Virus which has claimed lives in many Countries around  and Solwezi District has not been spared from the pandemic.
Most of the poor People especially vulnerable women in Zambia live on less than a $ per day and COVID-19 has just worsened the situation. Women are the most affected people in the communities. In Solwezi, all the families have been confined in their homes spending the little income raised from their small business. Therefore, COVID-19 has left families in Solwezi without food, soap and other essential basic needs such as medical bills etc which are cardinal for human survival.
The loss of business and employment opportunities due to COVID-19 has has caused many vulnerable women to be involved in prostitution and other illicit activities to enable them earn a living which compromises their human dignity. Hence Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development coming up with a Coronavirus Relief Fund to support vulnerable women with small revolving fund which is helping them sustain their livelihood. 

The COVID-19 relief fund is providing revolving fund to vulnerable women keeping orphans and vulnerable children to start a small home based business that has so far helped over 50 women recover from major negative impacts of COVID-19. Vulnerable women are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Women in Solwezi feeds households and helps children attend school and meet health costs.
The goal of this project is to help 500 vulnerable women recover and sustain their families from COVID-19 shocks. Micro entrepreneurship is key in attaining local development and improved income at household level. 

The organization has so far disbursed over about ZMW : 107,500 enquivalent to $ 5,375. to over 50 vulnerable women that has enabled them to improve their household income and help them support their children with education and health.  The vulnerable people mostly depends on charcoal burning as another source of livelihood which if continued will cause climate change in the mining area. This project is also offering an alternative source of income to the vulnerable women by establishing home based small businesses that is helping to protect the environment. 

Below are the cumulative figures for the Coronavirs Relief Fund for vulnerable women

Total Disbursement ZMW: 107,500 

Total Interest Earned ZMW: 21,500 

Total Recoveries ZMW : 82,640

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Zambia is among the many Countries that have been affected by the Corona Virus which has claimed lives in many Countries around world and Solwezi District has not been spared from the pandemic. 

Most of the poor People especially vulnerable women in Zambia live on less than a $ per day and COVID-19 has just worsened the situation. Women are the most affected people in the communities. In Solwezi, all the families have been confined in their homes spending the little income raised from their small business. Therefore, COVID-19 has left families in Solwezi without food, soap and other essential basic needs such as medical bills etc which are cardinal for human survival.

The loss of business and employment opportunities due to COVID-19 has has caused many vulnerable women to be involved in prostitution and other illicit activities to enable them earn a living which compromises their human dignity.

The COVID-19 relief fund is providing revolving fund to vulnerable women keeping orphans and vulnerable children to start a small home based business that would help them recover from major negative impacts of COVID-19. Vulnerable women are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Women in Solwezi feeds households and helps children attend school and meet health costs.

The goal of this project is to help 500 vulnerable women recover and sustain families from COVID-19 shocks. Micro entrepreneurship is key in attaining local development and improved income at household level. Since this shall be a revolving fund, many people shall benefit and the majority beneficiaries will remain with a capital which they have lost during the Country's lock down. All the beneficiaries will also be trained in micro business management etc. When we empower a woman we have empowered the whole family hence developing this initiative to respond to COVID-19 economic impacts.

The organization has so far disbursed ZMW 14,000 to 27 vulnerable women in Solwezi District of Zambia. 

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Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development

Location: Solwezi, North-Western - Zambia
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Project Leader:
Alex Bwaluka
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Solwezi, North-Western Zambia
$4,858 raised of $6,000 goal
 
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