Skills for Women with Disabilities in Ghana

by ProLink Ghana

Summary

This project aims to provide 100 women with physical disabilities with sewing machines and tailoring skills with which they can earn a sustainable livelihood.

$401.84
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years

Challenge

In much of Ghana, people and especially women with physical disability are perceived as severely defective, and shunned from mainstream society. The perception of their inability to contribute to society is held by both people with disabilities and the general populace, reducing their livelihood options to begging, which reinforces the pervasive poverty cycle. Women are especially vulnerable as their lowly status subjects them to various forms of abuse and exploitation.

Solution

By providing women with physical disabilities sewing machines, tailoring skills and the necessary knowledge needed to successfully earn a living through their vocation, we will be able to give them a means to lift themselves out of poverty

Long-Term Impact

In addition to providing a livelihood option divorced from begging, this project will also change the perception that people with physical disabilities cannot make a useful economic contribution to society

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.tfsr.org

Organization Information

ProLink Ghana

Location: Accra - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.prolinkghana.org
Nicky Triance
Project Leader:
Nicky Triance
Project Development Officer and Fundraiser
Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $402 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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