We believe that job creation is one of the most effective and sustainable ways of addressing many of the problems Africa is facing - poverty, conflict, instability and migration. AFFORD contributes to job creation through providing support to small businesses which generate 90% of the jobs in most African countries.
Kader and Amma are one of the 15 million young Africans who will come on the job market. If they don't find a job they will be tempted to join the thousands making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to look for better opportunities in Europe.
AFFORD supported a diaspora organisation with funding and mentoring which enabled them to train 100 new nurses and create 24 decent new nursing jobs in Ethiopia. This organisation and the new nurses are cutting the cost of healthcare by enabling families to be treated at home. Help us improve families' lives by supporting such organisations providing jobs to at least 50 people in the 5 countries we work in.
AFFORD's support to 30 diaspora organisations has already permitted training to 250 people and created and sustained over 500 jobs. We aim to multiply these numbers by creating more sustainable and new jobs. By supporting the diaspora to provide new opportunities for young people, not only will their lives, and that of their families be improved, but it increases their options in life, ensuring that migration becomes a choice, and not the only way out.