Income Generation Activity for Ethiopian Women
GlobalGiving Quarterly Report
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.
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.