Project Name: A Light in the Dakar Slums - Change with Microcredit
Location: Dakar, Senegal Nominating Club’s Length of Affiliation: 10 years Parent Organization: n/a
Website: http://www.womenforgirls.org Project Funding Breakdown:
25 Microcredit loans $2500
¼ Salary for WFG Coordinator 500
Consultant Personnel 1000
Material Development 500
Total: $4500 Purpose of the Grant: This Development Grant will pay for twenty-five microcredit loans for small business ideas defined by slum women and graduating girls. As recipients pay back, Women for Girls (WFG) will finance more community initiatives.
The complex issues facing women in becoming educated, economically stable and healthy do not have simple fix-it solutions; and when one lives in a Dakar slum, one envisions only a dark tunnel. For over ten years, WFG has been working in Senegal on girls' education and women's empowerment. Now girls are finishing trade/professional schools and ready to start businesses and other women also have projects in mind. All dream of a different future. Their businesses will improve food security and health of women and children, reduce school attrition and create employment for youth and women.
Project Name: FEED the starving Rohingyas
Location: Bangladesh Nominating Club’s Length of Affiliation: 2 years Parent Organization: Asian Resource Foundation
Website: http://www.arf-int.org Project Funding Breakdown:
400 tins $ 800
400 kg beaten rice 400
400 kg molasses 400
400 kg puffed rice 320
400 packets sliced bread 280
400 packets milk powder 1,800
100-liter bottle water 100
Misc costs (truck rental, gas, etc.) 400
Total $4500 Purpose of the Grant: Since the Myanmar military started ethnic cleansing in 2017, approximately one million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh, creating a massive humanitarian disaster. New refugees, mostly women and children, arrive daily after walking for days through jungles. Existing camps are beyond capacity. Refugees take shelter in shops in forests and under trees. They desperately need food, water, clothes and medical care. This project will provide the newly arrived Rohingya with dry food packs, each containing a tin container, powdered milk, sliced bread, water, rice and molasses. Despite efforts of many organizations, the volume of aid is inadequate to meet the needs of the refugees. The new arrivals, especially children, are suffering badly. The FAWCO Development Grant will directly benefit 400 families - 2,800 refugees - providing food and water.
Project Name: Foivi - Shelter for Battered Women
Location: Xolargos, Greece Nominating Club’s Length of Affiliation: 10 years Parent Organization: n/a
Website: none Project Funding Breakdown:
Washing Machine 475
Clothes Dryer 630
Food Processor 740
40" Television 550
HP Laptop 710
Assorted Children's Computer Programs 162
Sewing Machine 640
Total: $4500 Purpose of the Grant: Foivi - Shelter for Battered Women - is one of the first such shelters in Greece and has served as a model for others. Foivi helps victims of domestic violence gain social and economic independence through shelter, counseling, advocacy, love and friendship. Foivi houses 45-50 women a year (and the children of these women) who are in danger, providing 24-hour care, during which time they receive counseling, training and life skills. Stays are often extended. Foivi accepts all women, regardless of nationality, religion or race. Children are provided with a loving atmosphere, many for the first time in their short lives. Many leave calling Mrs. Danilidou "Grandma" and return as volunteers when they become adults. Each "success" story is a point of pride for Mrs. Danilidou who keeps her doors open to visits from past residents. The Development Grant will provide basic home necessities, thus creating an environment for these women to receive proper counseling and teaching of work skills to then become contributing members of the community.
Project Name: Safely Away: Breaking the Cycle of Gender-Based Violence in Vulnerable Communities
Location: Brussels, Belgium Nominating Club’s Length of Affiliation: 4 years Parent Organization: n/a
Website: http:/www.oasisbe.com Project Funding Breakdown:
Translating the Safety Plan into Dutch (An official language of Belgium) $ 470
Printing 2,500 copies of the Safety Plan in Dutch, Thai, Indonesian and English versions 1765
Oasis personnel costs for dissemination of Safety plan and training others in its use (Salary for 1 project manager and 1 communications manager x 30 hrs each) 1020
Oasis staff and volunteer transport costs for dissemination activities (Gasoline/parking for 10 return car trips plus costs of 6 return train tickets) 157
Small group activities in the community (Transport and per diem for community members) 706
Large community training and dissemination event at local Thai Buddhist Temple 382
Total: $ 4500 Purpose of the Grant: Southeast Asian immigrant women in Belgium are at risk for becoming trapped in situations of gender-based violence due to cultural, linguistic, legal and economic factors. Safely Away will empower women to break cycles of violence for themselves and their children, while assisting community leaders to become resources and allies. This Development Grant funding will allow Oasis to translate, print and disseminate 2,500 copies of its Safety Plan, designed to help women in violent relationships plan safe exits (temporary and permanent). Oasis staff members will provide small-group and personalized training on the use of the Safety Plan as part of its ongoing support to at-risk women. Oasis will also change the culture surrounding gender-based violence by training community leaders on relevant issues and on support for at-risk women.
Project Name: The Pillow Project to Stop Child Trafficking
Location: Murang'a County, Kenya Nominating Club’s Length of Affiliation: 4 years Parent Organization: Stahili Foundation
Website: http://www.stahili.org Project Funding Breakdown:
Pillows and pillowcases 310
Bed sheets 770
Mosquito nets 372
Transport for items to homes 341
Total: $4500 Purpose of the Grant: Most children living in orphanages in Kenya have family who cannot care for them because of poverty. Families are often tricked into giving up their children under the false promise of food and education. In reality, children are trafficked and exploited so that orphanage operators receive donations. Stahili works to end this practice and develop solutions ensuring that children can return safely to their families and communities. The Development Grant will allow the Pillow Project to Stop Child Trafficking to provide beds, sheets and pillows for 31 children who have been trafficked. This will give child victims the safety of shelter and a bed and consistent and high-quality sleep, which is vital for children to flourish, learn, grow, and develop a secure sense of their home environment.
Project Name: Direct Service to Victims of Sexual Assault Abroad
Location: Worldwide Nominating Club’s Length of Affiliation: 11 years Parent Organization: Pathways to Safety International
Website: http://www.pathwaystosafety.org Project Funding Breakdown:
Direct Service to ≈ 30 survivors at ≈ $150 per service = $4500
Purpose of the Grant: An estimated 9 million Americans live overseas, and 80 million Americans travel overseas. This project will provide a myriad of critical sexual assault direct response services to Americans overseas, including rape kits, access to post-exposure prophylaxis, medical care, translation services, transportation, etc., when working with a Pathways Case Manager. Due to recent federal funding cuts, all current funding for Pathways is allocated to operation of our crisis line, so these direct sexual assault support services are not currently available. While the number of people served, type of service provided, and cost of service will vary depending on the unique need of each victim and their location, we estimate that the Development Grant funds will provide approximately 30 people with direct sexual assault response services averaging $150 per person.