NESODO will benefit 60 youth and women in 10 groups of 6 people. These teams will receive training and support to collect, process, and commercialize plastic waste along Lake Victoria. Repurposing and commercializing plastic waste and recycling or reusing plastic in art crafts can provide economical options to women and youth groups and help solve environmental pollution. The groups will receive training in agroforest so that its harvest help them get income in the future.
Pollution is an increasing problem that endangers human health and vital ecosystems. On the other hand, unemployment, especially among women and youth, is a massive concern for communities in Mwanza, Tanzania. Teenage pregnancies, lack of education, and women violence toward women lead to depression, drug abuse, and prostitution and prolong the poverty cycle. This situation destroys the lives of many women, youths, and families. These circumstances call for urgent solutions.
Nesodo will support 60 women and youth to collect, process, and commercialize plastic waste. Repurposing plastic in art crafts can provide income to women groups and help solve environmental pollution. NESODO will provide additional training to mobilize and create awareness among women and youth to work together on the opportunities around them, like planting trees and engaging in agriculture. The groups will receive training in agroforestry to encourage to help them get income in the future.
We will create and enhance 25 groups of each ten women and youth to obtain 250 direct beneficiaries to collect about 60 tons of plastic waste every month. Each group will include ten women or teenagers who will benefit from entrepreneurial activities based on their location to make the project sustainable. These women and youth will receive training and support to engage in income-generating activities like commercialization of Agriculture, the establishment of garments and business centers.
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