Saboba-Chereponi Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
15 women's groups were trained in basic financial services such as savings, laying the foundation for them to start Village Savings and Loan Associations, which offer small, affordable business loans and interest-earning savings accounts to help people increase their income. Through agricultural training, 50 farmers were able to provide a greater variety of nutritious food for their children and earned additional income by selling produce. 70 farmers grew more food during the dry season thanks to improved seeds and irrigation pumps we provided in partnership with the local Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Five health facilities were equipped with delivery beds to improve access to essential health services for women and their babies. 20 community health volunteers were trained to provide health support and advice for new mothers and to promote breastfeeding to keep babies from becoming malnourished. 20 school hygiene clubs were trained in healthy hygiene and sanitation practices to prevent the spread of disease. Eight communities participated in community-led sanitation campaigns to teach people how and why to build latrines. As a result, community members built 72 household latrines. 4,200 people gained access to clean water from a new water system that serves 10 communities. Women's groups and community leaders were trained in advocacy, empowering them to speak up for their rights and hold the local government accountable for providing and improving basic services such as healthcare and education. With our support, 50 children obtained their birth certificates. Birth registration is a basic right of citizenship and is required to enroll in school and access other essential services.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Environment|Advocacy|
- Economic Recovery and Development