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Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods

by Kickstart Kids International
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods
Help 23 needy families get sustainable livelihoods

Summary

Kickstart Kids is seeking to establish micro-enterprises for families of vulnerable children in our child protection programme to economically empowering them in readiness for reintegration. In year 1,the programme will benefit 325 direct and 1,050 indirect beneficiaries through community owned micro-enterprises that make and sell reusable sanitary towels at 22-33% the cost of commercial alternatives and leasing of solar lamps which give access to safe and affordable lighting for study and work.

$21,256
total goal
$9,125
remaining
65
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Challenges faced by children post-reintegration in the absence of empowerment 1. Inadequate food and poor nutrition levels 2. Inconsistent or no school attendance due to lack of school fees and/or food 3. For girls, no access to sanitary products leading to reduced school attendance 4. Insufficient or no access to basic health care 5. Unstable and uncertain future

Solution

Establishing micro-enterprises that are run by 2-3 people, made up of guardians and others from their communities. These enterprises supply solutions for the poorest that could normally only be provided through aid. This programme will significantly increase reintegration success of of orphaned and vulnerable children through economic security for guardians. Through the pilot, Kickstart will be creating permanent businesses which will have a long term impact on creating sustainable livelihoods.

Long-Term Impact

1. The micro-enterprises will produce a sustainable level of revenue generation for families of orphaned and vulnerable children. They will also provide a vital supply of products and services to help keep students in school and communities healthy (SDG 8) 2. Through financially empowering the families, the programme will ensure that children remain in school, receive good nutrition, have access to healthcare and quality shelter post-reintegration(SDG 3 & 4)

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.kickstartkidsinternational.com
Wessex Social Ventures is the partnering org

Organization Information

Kickstart Kids International

Location: Sydney - Australia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @kickstartkidsin
Project Leader:
Victoria Kamau
Sydney, Australia
$12,131 raised of $21,256 goal
 
97 donations
$9,125 to go
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