Ethiopia Small Business Dev.





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Gondar

Total Budget: $50,000

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Community economic development

In the 2018-19 Rotary year, D5580 and the FMAM Rotary Club participated in a microloan project with Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club. Fifty women were trained and received microloans to develop small businesses.

In 2020, FMAM Rotary and Gondar Fasiledes Rotary will partner again to develop a Global Grant to train at least 100 women in small businesses, in collaboration with Wogen Children and Mothers' Support Association in Gondar.

The small businesses planned are:

1. Sheep breeding for 20 house holds

2. Injera preparation and selling 20 poor single women

3. Malting - inputs for homemade beer for 10 poor single women

4. Street business - for 10 poor girls and women

5. Vegetables selling -for 20 poor girls and women

6. Dairy product for five single women

7. Street fast food selling - 5

8. Cereals selling business for poor family - 10

The approximate budget is 50,000 and we hope to get club contributions before 2020 so the project can begin in early spring.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5580

Rotary Club of: Fargo-Moorhead AM

Primary Contact: Alicia (Helion) Belay

Email: alicia.helion@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Gondar Fasiledes

Primary Contact: Hibste Mekonnen

Email: hibste@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $33,334
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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by Alicia (Helion) Belay

The Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary club has begun a Global Grant to develop a microloan project with the Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club and Wogen Children and Women's Support Organization. The application will be submitted through MyRotary.org, but fundraising will take place in part through this website (matchinggrants.org).

Thank you for your work on this project!


by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Creation of project page.

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