Vocational Training for Women Farmers

by Impact Sierra Leone
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Vocational Training for Women Farmers
Vocational Training for Women Farmers
Vocational Training for Women Farmers
Vocational Training for Women Farmers
Vocational Training for Women Farmers

Summary

A vocational training center will equip 40 women farmers in rural Sierra Leone with specialized skills and comprehensive support to tackle issues of food insecurity and gender inequality, while fostering economic development. Key activities will encompass farming assistance, literacy (both financial and reading) and textile-making.

$37,000
total goal
$36,875
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Women in rural farming communities in Sierra Leone face significant challenges in subsistence farming and agribusiness, highlighting the need for initiatives promoting economic empowerment. Two-thirds of families rely on subsistence farming, emphasizing its vital role. For rural women, limited income sources and barriers such as illiteracy and societal norms hinder economic progress. The transition to agribusiness and other skillsets can transform communities, aiming to broaden opportunities.

Solution

This initiative tackles skill gaps by offering agricultural support and comprehensive training in marketable skills, a crucial step for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Women will not only gain knowledge around effective agricultural production, but will also receive tools to shape their futures. Through microfinance loans, we will help women start and sustain small business, fostering self-reliance. This project employs a holistic empowerment approach.

Long-Term Impact

Economic empowerment, poverty reduction, and ensuring sustainable livelihoods are the goals. Improved food security and nutrition enhance community health. Women's leadership fosters gender equality and cultural preservation. Education opportunities increase with higher incomes. Sustainable practices promote environmental resilience. Global diaspora connections open trade and knowledge exchange possibilities. The project has the potential create a positive local and global ripple effect.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Impact Sierra Leone

Location: Glen Burnie, MD - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Adama Kalokoh
Glen Burnie , MD United States
$125 raised of $37,000 goal
 
2 donations
$36,875 to go
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