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Micro-credit for Women Small-Scale Farmer & Petty-traders (MCWSSFPT)

POVERTY

Poverty is characteristically associated with a wide range of problems.

DISABILITY

Children with disabilities are denied access to basic services including education and healthcare. Once disabled, they are more likely to be denied basic resources that would mitigate or prevent deepening poverty. Poverty and disability reinforce each other, contributing to increased vulnerability and exclusion. While all children have an equal right to live in a family environment, many children with disabilities continue to spend much or all of their lives in institutions, nursing homes, group homes or other residential institutions. Children with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and abuse. IIMGC’s has launched a new Initiative to curb deficit in poor remote communities. Parents and Stakeholders will be encouraged to involve and participate in this agenda for Community Development for Child’s Right to Education, Inclusion & Poverty Alleviation. This revolves around a self-sustaining effort through group participatory commitment of all parents and stakeholders who will share the benefits development and participate in decision-making. (Program needs Support- to donate or learn more about this project contact us.)

This program, is in collaboration with grassroots NGOs and community stakeholders, IIMGC will develop and refine a clearly articulated process for identifying and developing capacity building, assessing strengths, knowledge and resources, and subsequently developing a partnership intervention that effectively integrates financial or non-financial services into existing programs, which is, micro-credits which will be developed and structured using the experiences and lessons learned from endorsed previous projects. It is with this project IIMGC wish to empower the disabled children who have no access to education and food. It is our dream to make sure no child is left out parents and stakeholders will be encouraged to involve and participate in this agenda for Community Development for Child’s Right to Education, Inclusion & Poverty Alleviation (CREIPA) . The project will revolve around a self-sustaining effort through group participation.

Parents and Stakeholders will be encouraged to involve and participate in this agenda for CREIPA . Thus, when the microcredit loans are disbursed to target individuals, through nominated CBOs, a compulsory educational contribution and self-savings, aside from the instalment repayment, at appropriate rates over a reasonable period will be collected from the proceeds of the empowered group and re-invested right into the educational fund setup for the disabled children

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

1. Education fundraising for the disabled children

2. Sponsorship program for: Orphanage homes/Schools/WASH/Facilities

3. Vocational/ Skill training for the disabled children

Our Milestones, Measures of Success and Long-Term Funding Plan(s), if any:

Victoria Ifeoma Okoro, October 2015


Progress will be measured based on target community's achievement of better economic status. The target population will have a positive growth oriented economic status. While giving micro loans to beneficiaries, we will capture basic information like their income status, poverty status and assets available with them.

Activities:

Agriculture:

The vast majority of rural poor are landless labourers or marginal farmers who survive through subsistence agriculture/petty trade. Majority of small-scale local Nigeria farmers depends on seasonal farming to survive on rain-fed/ seasonal agriculture. They usually have only about 200 days of work per year, depending on the rainfall. Thus irrigational farming is an unlikely option since they lack financial strength. Which is why IIMGC is planning on introducing the most needed facilities and technical knowhow for the underserved populations in various communities over a period of time.

Farming/Livestock rearing:

Activities with the farming households under our program. These farmers are engaged in sustainable livelihood such as milk production (cows), goat & sheep rearing, poultry activities, vegetable farming, crop farming and fish farming.

Purchase/collection & selling:

In local communities they collect and sell minor fruits, leaves, dry-wood, waste collection- plastic, paper, metal, glass. They engage in recycling, dung, farm-waste collection, preparation of compost, collection of grass, green manure and dry fodder. They sell to dairy farms and sell milk to small producers in towns

Production activities:

Those who are engaged in metal works and household items such as tables, chairs, pottery, craft work, mud brick making, candle making, cloth weaving, colouring, etc. Are encouraged to join our entrepreneurial training exercise to enable them access our micro-credit loans harness skills, exposure and business management.

Services:

People who are engaged in road-side painting, house colouring, tailoring, and shops such as fruit juice, tea/snacks/meals hotel, photocopy shops, laundry, driving, tent house, sound and music shop, electrical shop, TV/Radio repairing shop, carpentry, black smith, flour grinder, watch repair shop, local cassava processor are encouraged to participate in the program for more exposure, sustainability and growth.

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Jobs & Volunteer Projects:

WATER SANITATION/HYGIENE(WASH)

Author: Sylva Clinton September 25th, 2015

Partnerships with other organizations are welcomed. IIMGC encourages partnership with coalition organizations and others and with a range of corporate organizations, universities, Government agencies, secondary schools, primary schools, tertiary institutions, communities, international agricultural communities, international engineering communities and NGOs, our program include/offer comprehensive personal and professional development.

We help participants to apply for volunteer work for a non-governmental organization (NGO's), Government-owned universities, corporate firms, farmers associations etc.

Our International-exchange work abroad cooperates with carefully vetted organizations to ensure that all volunteer placements address the current needs of local populations. While you will see a range of projects described on our website, it is important to keep in mind that your participation in a project depends on the local communities / Organization needs at any given time. For this reason, we recommend that you speak with us regarding your goals, strengths and planned travel dates before submitting your application.

Our direct support and do-no-harm code to our targeted beneficiaries are, therefore, one of the key priorities of the IIMGC objectives. IIMGC plays a major role in promoting active citizenship, participatory democracy and building cohesive societies, targeting the needs of and empowering specific vulnerable groups who are most at risk of inequalities, exclusion, and discrimination. IIMGC also engage in advocacy and policy formulation, as well as raising awareness of key issues and challenges in today's societies.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Strengthening society is an important priority for IIMGC. The overall objective of the programmes is to strengthen society development and to enhance the contribution to social justice and sustainable development.

BENEFICIARIES

Our NGO projects support and help to eliminate the most in need critical problems in the society. Examples are participating in the food security and livelihood of the IDPs and host communities including returnees, HIV/AIDs / anti-stigma campaign, protection campaign, child-Care, education, food security and livelihood and general development. .

We support, train and empower men, women, children, and youths in different fields to ensure a balanced well-being, economic participation, peace and progress

APPRENTICESHIP

IIMGC with its partners will provide free training to people who can demonstrate financial need, to pursue a trade of their choice that can include but is not limited to: auto mechanic, hairdressing, tailoring, fashion design and beauty, computer literacy, English course, film and acting training, music, farming, catering, Petty trading, nanny, cleaning job, babysitting in schools-(creche'), housekeeping, football, chauffeur and electrician etc. The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for the unskilled or under-skilled and unemployed to learn a skill that will lead to financial self-sufficiency. Although this program is meant for all, we carry out an eligibility test.

CURRENT PROGRAMS:

Our commitment to social, economic and sustainable development further lay more emphasis on the need to strengthen our relationships with governments and participatory policy enhancement to ensure greater development, adaptability, and sustainability. This is achieved through grassroots mobilization, sensitization, knowledge impacted, empowerment, advocacy and crime prevention strategies. Educating the youth against crime, drugs and recognizing the needs to avoid it thereby neutralizing restiveness hence enhancing security and peaceful co-existence.

Article by: Victoria Ifeoma Okoro, October 2015

Our Milestones, Measures of Success and Long-Term Funding Plan(s), if any:

Progress will be measured based on target community's achievement of better economic status. The target population will have a positive growth-oriented economic status. While giving microloans to beneficiaries, we will capture basic information like their income status, poverty status and assets available to them.

Activities:

Agriculture:

The vast majority of rural poor are landless laborers or marginal farmers who survive through subsistence agriculture/petty trade. Majority of small-scale local Nigeria farmers depends on seasonal farming to survive on rain-fed/ seasonal agriculture. They usually have only about 200 days of work per year, depending on the rainfall. Thus irrigational farming is an unlikely option since they lack financial strength. Which is why IIMGC is planning on introducing the most needed facilities and technical know-how for the underserved populations in various communities over a period of time.

Farming/Livestock rearing:

Activities with the farming households under our program. These farmers are engaged in sustainable livelihood such as milk production (cows), goat & sheep rearing, poultry activities, vegetable farming, crop farming and fish farming.

Purchase/collection & selling:

In local communities they collect and sell minor fruits, leaves, dry-wood, the waste collection- plastic, paper, metal, glass. They engage in recycling, dung, farm-waste collection, preparation of compost, a collection of grass, green manure and dry fodder. They sell to dairy farms and sell milk to small producers in towns

Production activities:

Those who are engaged in metal works and household items such as tables, chairs, pottery, craft work, mud brick making, candle making, cloth weaving, coloring, etc. Are encouraged to join our entrepreneurial training exercise to enable them access our micro-credit loans harness skills, exposure and business management.

Services:

People who are engaged in road-side painting, house colouring, tailoring, and shops such as fruit juice, tea/snacks/meals hotel, photocopy shops, laundry, driving, tent house, sound and music shop, electrical shop, TV/Radio repairing shop, carpentry, blacksmith, flour grinder, watch repair shop, local cassava processor are encouraged to participate in the program for more exposure, sustainability, and growth.

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