Projects in Year 2023

Africa

Benin

  • Project

    Fruit Production

  • NGO

    COSAD

  • Awarded amount

    5,000

Realization of an orchard for the benefit of a cooperative group of 20 mother daughters, most of whom were abandoned by their family or by the father of their children. This orchard will focus on planting bananas, and secondarily tomatoes and watermelons will be grown. The project includes the drilling of a
well for irrigation of plantations. The sustainability of the project will be ensured by a management Administrative Body for the maintenance of the drilling and the management of the production and marketing. It is the opinion of the Administrative Body that only the drilling and the well can be financed; COSAD will assume the other costs necessary for the completion of the project in its entirety.

Benin

  • Project

    Solar energy for a health centre

  • NGO

    ASEP

  • Awarded amount

    5,400

This involves the installation of solar panels on the roof of a health centre. This will allow doctors and nurses to work at night but also to power a refrigerator for vaccines, avoiding the use of expensive and polluting diesel generators. The lack of electricity has resulted in several overnight fatalities. The technicians who will install these panels will train management committee members.

Cameroon

  • Project

    Solar electrification and school furniture

  • NGO

    COREDA

  • Awarded amount

    8,100

Financing solar panels and wooden furniture for an elementary school caring for 150 orphaned and displaced children. The solar panels will also be used to run a pump for a well.

Ghana

  • Project

    Drilling a well

  • NGO

    PI

  • Awarded amount

    5,100

It is about financing the drilling of a well for the benefit of a rural community. According to hydrological research, the hand pump (for lack of electricity) will provide drinking water and irrigate vegetable gardens and water livestock. This project will also help eliminate diseases caused by poor water quality.

Ghana

  • Project

    Processing of agricultural products

  • NGO

    Simili AiD

  • Awarded amount

    4,700

The request concerns financing the processing of agricultural products like rice, shea nuts and peanuts. The project will benefit 40 very poor women farmers. A cooperative will be created for its management.

Kenya

  • Project

    Construction of two kindergarten classes

  • NGO

    Aid the Needy Kenya

  • Awarded amount

    6,400

The idea is to finance the construction of two kindergarten classes to replace mud-walled classes that are unhealthy for children. The beneficiaries are the children of small farmers who make a living from farming for their consumption with little extra in order to obtain income from the sale of their products. The organizer will use local workers and materials. In addition, this project will facilitate the work of mothers.

Kenya

  • Project

    Tailoring

  • NGO

    Imani

  • Awarded amount

    5,600

Imani Belgium has applied for funding for a sewing course to produce school uniforms for families whose children attend six local schools. This would involve training 40 interns per year among teenage mothers, girls who have dropped out of school and other vulnerable young women. At the end of the training, which would also include internships in companies, government certificates would be issued. It is planned to continue this training beyond the first year.

Malawi

  • Project

    Training

  • NGO

    UYO

  • Awarded amount

    2,950

Sewing and embroidery training, livestock breeding, and business skills will be developed. The beneficiaries are 40 young single mothers who have suffered violence or early marriage. They will be divided as follows: 10 for sewing and embroidery, 10 for livestock and 20 for business skills.

Senegal

  • Project

    Restoration of a source with solar pump for agroecology

  • NGO

    Malem Auder

  • Awarded amount

    7,300

In order to improve vegetable production, the restoration of a source with a solar pump to have drinking water and irrigate the land is necessary. Each family in the village will receive 5 trees to fight desertification in this region near the Sahel. A nursery will also be created.

Senegal

  • Project

    Sanitary block for an elementary school

  • NGO

    Alter Afrique

  • Awarded amount

    5,200

A toilet block for an elementary school of 150 students will be built. This block of 8 toilets (4 for boys and 4 for girls) including two with an access ramp for less mobile students will replace the existing block which is in a very poor condition. The block will be powered by a solar pump.

Tanzania

  • Project

    Drilling a well for a school

  • NGO

    A Joy Group

  • Awarded amount

    7,100

The demand is for a kindergarten and primary school in a region where there are many single-parent families and orphans. The idea is to finance the deeper drilling of the well that supplies this school with toilets, kitchens and vegetable gardens. The current well has dried up and water should be sought at a
deeper depth, according to a study. A solar pump will complete the well.

Togo

  • Project

    Construction of a building for a primary school

  • NGO

    ADS

  • Awarded amount

    8,000

The application concerns the construction of a building that would consist of three classes, an office for the director and a room for teachers, in an elementary school. This is to replace the huts or slums currently used. This building would also raise parents’ awareness of children’s education.

Uganda

  • Project

    School equipment

  • NGO

    RAVOC

  • Awarded amount

    7,700

Equipment in tables, desks and chairs, as well as a solar installation and devices to collect rainwater are requested.

Asia

Bangladesh

  • Project

    Rainwater Tanks

  • NGO

    VoSB

  • Awarded amount

    5,200

25 families with disabled children will receive a rainwater tank. This will make it possible to fight against diseases due to improper water, by ensuring water for consumption, but also to irrigate small vegetable gardens, while avoiding women from having to fetch water from distant sources. Drinking water is scarce in this region due to storms and floods.

Nepal

  • Project

    Hydroelectric generator

  • NGO

    Bakachol Cooperative

  • Awarded amount

    10,000

The request to eu can aid concerns the purchase of a hydroelectric generator for an amount of EUR 10,000 payable in two instalments of 5,000 EUR each, the first when placing the order to help cover the advance payment and the second on delivery.

This project has been funded also thanks to the EU staff runners EKIDEN marathon 2022.

India

  • Project

    Native seed enhancement

  • NGO

    MAEGA TRUST

  • Awarded amount

    5,600

The project concerns the reintroduction of traditional indigenous seeds. More resilient than marketed
seeds, they allow using natural fertilizers that respect the soil instead of chemical fertilizers that damage
it and are expensive. The project aims to finance the purchase of these traditional seeds and their
distribution to small farmers with training. The vegetables produced will be marketed in local organic
markets to avoid intermediaries who exploit their customers. The project will be complemented by the
distribution of goats, of local breed, to produce milk and natural fertilizer.

India

  • Project

    Goat farming

  • NGO

    CARD

  • Awarded amount

    7,800

The request is for funding to raise goats for 90 women. Each woman will receive two female goats and one male goat. These women will be accompanied (training, visits, veterinary) for breeding by the NGO. This project will later extend to other women who will receive a part of the animals born. The manure will be recovered for sale in response to high demand. The NGO is working with local authorities.

India

  • Project

    Income Generating Activity

  • NGO

    GDSS&WS

  • Awarded amount

    5,500

3 income-generating activities will be developed to support 20 Covid widows: sheep and goat breeding, grocery stores and beauty care. Widows are often excluded from society and therefore from social assistance.

India

  • Project

    Manufacture of ropes and mattresses with coconut fiber

  • NGO

    CROSS

  • Awarded amount

    3,500

The project involves the purchase of machinery for the manufacture of ropes and mattresses from coconut fibers for the benefit of 80 women in difficulty. Training is foreseen.

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India

  • Project

    Construction of toilets for disabled

  • NGO

    ARMDS

  • Awarded amount

    4,650

ARMDS runs a special school for children with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. The reques concerns the construction of a suitable toilet block, for a hundred children, to replace the toilets that are no longer usable. The school already has a well and a solar pump.

India

  • Project

    Chicken farm

  • NGO

    RCT

  • Awarded amount

    3,450

Financing of a chicken farm for 30 Dalit women, mothers of children living in a home for poor rural children. It will be an Indian species of black chickens, immune and resistant to local diseases, which reduces antibiotics. Once the project is completed, the first beneficiaries will assist another 30 women.

India

  • Project

    Brick making

  • NGO

    IRDP

  • Awarded amount

    3,000

IRDRP requested funding to create a brick making unit which could be co-owned by the workers’ families. Those workers, according to the NGO, currently also work in brick making units but those are privately owned and are abusing their rights and are taking financial advantage of the workers and their families. To relieve one family of 6 members (Mother, Father, Son, Daughter in law, Daughters) from bondedness in Brick units and help repay the debt 3,000 EUR are required. On request, the applicant stated that the required amount is considered as revolving fund; he will start investing again and again and liberating many tribes. Therefore, he will not ask for additional grants.