International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 258


Project proposal on empowering women to fight against poverty, harmful traditional practices and HIV/AIDS

  Ashebir Borena
Wolaitta Development Association Wolaitta Soddo, Wolaita, Woreda – Damot Woyde, Ethiopia
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 January 2008
  •  Published: 31 January 2008


The overall objective of this project is to empower women to fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS and enable them involve fully in development activities to meet the millennium development goals. The specific objectives of the project are to empower women and young girls economically and educationally to enable them participate in development activities, initiate the community to advocate for support and education of girls, to increase the enrollment of girls in the school, to change the life of poor women and their families through revolving fund provision and empower their households economically. Major activities to be carried out are conducting community mobilization workshop for different community members and forming/strengthening harmful traditional practices avoiding committee at all levels of government structure, educational support to poor in school girls, revolving fund provision for poor women and engaging them in different income generating activities, training commercial sex workers in income generating activities and providing them with revolving fund, formation and strengthening of in - school girls club and employment of project coordinator and field officer. The total budget of this project is 951,104 Eth Birr. Duration of project is from Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2009. The direct beneficiaries of this project are women and young girls of the project area where as the indirect beneficiaries are the general public