Income Generation for 5,000 Poor Ethiopian Women

by Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International

Income Generation Activity for Ethiopian Women

GlobalGiving Quarterly Report

September 2015

BACKGROUND 

Pathfinder International and its partner, the Addis Ababa Women’s Association, received funding from generous GlobalGiving donors in the previous quarters to support low-income women to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs) to increase self-sufficiency and productivity. With the support of these donors, 97 low-income Ethiopian women have started their own businesses. Each woman was provided business skills training, in addition to information on issues like sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, family planning, HIV and AIDS, and harmful traditional practices. Beneficiaries were engaged in various types of businesses including poultry, small-scale restaurants, vegetable gardening, petty trade, animal fattening and dry foods preparation. Testimonials from beneficiaries demonstrated that GlobalGiving support continues to bring about positive change in the lives of these women and their families by providing household food security, the ability to send their children to school, personal satisfaction, and control over their own income.

UPDATE

 Due to the funding provided from GlobalGiving donors, women have been able to continue growing their restaurant business. 30 women have been receiving GlobalGiving support for the recovery of their group restaurant business, which they lost due to accidental fire, and are doing very well in their business.

 

END OF PROJECT

For over seven years, GlobalGiving donors have generously supported low income women by helping start their own businesses and become self-sufficient and independent. In addition, these women have learned about sexual and reproductive health, which is an essential element of good health and human development. As the project closes, we would like to recognize the generous donors who have helped make these opportunities possible.

 

Income Generation Activity for Ethiopian Women

GlobalGiving Quarterly Report

March 2015 – May 2015

BACKGROUND 

Pathfinder International and its partner, the Addis Ababa Women’s Association, received funding from generous GlobalGiving donors in the previous quarters to support low-income women to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs) to increase self-sufficiency and productivity. With the support of these donors, 97 low-income Ethiopian women have started their own businesses. Each woman was provided business skills training, in addition to information on issues like sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, family planning, HIV and AIDS, and harmful traditional practices. Beneficiaries are engaged in various types of businesses including poultry, small-scale restaurants, vegetable gardening, petty trade, animal fattening and dry foods preparation. Testimonials from beneficiaries demonstrated that GlobalGiving support continues to bring about positive change in the lives of these women and their families by providing household food security, the ability to send their children to school, personal satisfaction, and control over their own income.

UPDATE

 Due to the funding provided from GlobalGiving donors from the period of March-May 2015, women have been able to continue growing their restaurant business. 30 women have been receiving GlobalGiving support for the recovery of their group restaurant business, which they lost due to accidental fire, and are doing very well in their business. They are grateful to our GlobalGiving donors for continuing to support them during their time of need.


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Pathfinder International

Income Generation Activity for Ethiopian Women

GlobalGiving Report

December 2014 – February 2015

BACKGROUND 

Pathfinder International and its partner, the Addis Ababa Women’s Association, received funding from generous GlobalGiving donors in the previous quarters to support low-income women to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs) to increase self-sufficiency and productivity. With the support of these donors, 97 low-income Ethiopian women have started their own businesses. Each woman was provided business skills training, in addition to information on issues like sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, family planning, HIV and AIDS, and harmful traditional practices. Beneficiaries are engaged in various types of businesses including poultry, small-scale restaurants, vegetable gardening, petty trade, animal fattening and dry foods preparation. Testimonials from beneficiaries demonstrated that GlobalGiving support continues to bring about positive change in the lives of these women and their families by providing household food security, the ability to send their children to school, personal satisfaction, and control over their own income.

UPDATE

 We are glad to report that the 30 women who received GlobalGiving support for the recovery of their group restaurant business, which they lost due to accidental fire, are currently doing very well in their business. They convey their appreciation to our GlobalGiving donors for their generous help during their time of need.


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BACKGROUND 

Pathfinder International and its partner, the Addis Ababa Women’s Association, received funding from generous GlobalGiving donors to support low-income women to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs) to increase self-sufficiency and productivity. With the support of these donors, 97 low-income Ethiopian women have started their own businesses. Each woman was provided business skills training, in addition to information on issues like sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, family planning, HIV and AIDS, and harmful traditional practices. Beneficiaries are engaged in various types of businesses including poultry, small-scale restaurants, vegetable gardening, petty trade, animal fattening and dry foods preparation. Testimonials from beneficiaries demonstrated that GlobalGiving support continues to bring about positive change in the lives of these women and their families by providing household food security, the ability to send their children to school, personal satisfaction, and control over their own income.

UPDATE

For this reporting period, Pathfinder has paused expansions of our Income Generating Activities in Ethiopia, in order to accumulate more funding for project activities in the next quarter. While we were not able to recruit new beneficiaries, we followed up with the 30 women who were supported by GlobalGiving donors after their business was burned down, and are happy to report that their restored restaurant business is still thriving.  While they continue to face challenges, they convey their gratitude to our GlobalGiving donors for their generous help during their time of need. 

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BACKGROUND 

Pathfinder International and its partner, the Addis Ababa Women’s Association, received funding from generous GlobalGiving donors to support low-income women to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs) to increase self-sufficiency and productivity. With the support of these donors, 97 low-income Ethiopian women have started their own businesses. Each woman was provided business skills training, in addition to information on issues like sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, family planning, HIV and AIDS, and harmful traditional practices. Beneficiaries are engaged in various types of businesses including poultry, small-scale restaurants, vegetable gardening, petty trade, animal fattening and dry foods preparation. Testimonials from beneficiaries demonstrated that GlobalGiving support continues to bring about positive change in the lives of these women and their families by providing household food security, the ability to send their children to school, personal satisfaction, and control over their own income.

UPDATE

Pathfinder was able to conduct follow-up visits to the 30 women who were supported by GlobalGiving donors, and found that their businesses are thriving with their group capital steadily on the rise. They continue to face challenges for growing their business, like shortages of kitchen equipment and utensils, but they are positive and hopeful for expansion in the future. The beneficiaries are in critical need of continued support, please consider supporting these income-generating activities.


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Organization Information

Pathfinder International

Location: Watertown, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pathfinder.org
Project Leader:
Caitlin Corneliess
Institutional Giving Officer
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Funded Project!

Thanks to 238 donors like you, a total of $21,225 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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