- 100 women and youth acquired apprenticeship skill training can now be gainfully employed and
- meaningfully contribute to their family, communities and economy
- 200 women and youth gainfully employed can now work and add value to their lives, communities, family.
- Access to farm to market roads provided and improved for 6 communities.
- Clean water accessible to 10 rural communities,and sanitation condition enhanced for women and children in 10 rural community.
- Diarrhea and open waste management put in place , and death threat for 10 communities prevented.
Poverty Alleviation & Community Capacity Building Program
KLFII Poverty Alleviation & Community Capacity Building Program
GOAL: $50,000 per year
Poverty and inequality are two different things, but inequality can feed widespread poverty by barring groups with lower social status from accessing the tools and resources to support themselves. According to the United Nations Social Policy and Development Division, “inequalities in income distribution and access to productive resources, basic social services, opportunities, markets, and information have been on the rise worldwide, often causing and exacerbating poverty.”
The U.N. and many aid groups also point out that gender discrimination has been a significant factor in holding many women and children around the world in poverty.
Liberia is still recovering from the effects of a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003, leaving it a fragile state. In 2010, GDP per capital was US$400, and more than 80 per cent of Liberians were surviving on less than US$1.25 per day. Three quarters of the poor live in rural areas. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations classifies Liberia as a low-income, food-deficit country, reporting that about half of the population is food-insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity.
Although agriculture is the largest employer in the country, accounting for 70 per cent of the workforce and more than 60 per cent of GDP, small-scale farmers are among the poorest people in Liberia. The agricultural sector faces major challenges affecting both farmers and rural institutions, including:
- Low yields as a result of poor access to farming technologies
- Poor access to inputs and markets
- Inadequate rural road infrastructure
- Limited smallholder participation in value chains
- Inadequate extension services and limited institutional capacity of farmers’ organizations.
KLFII – Poverty Alleviation & Community Capacity Building Program (KLFII-PA&CCBP)
Engages target communities to develop solutions together, not as an outside force thinking that it had the answers and would drop resources onto the community and then leave. She recognized the limits that religious and social norms placed on women, especially with regard to working; even though women are counted on to help support their families. Within those constraints, KL Foundation Impact International works to identify industries and businesses where project beneficiaries would be permitted to work (restaurant, schools, dairy e.g. ,), help them set up micro enterprises (through training and micro lending), and also helped to find a way for the dairy products to reach the market.
A major cause of youth and women unemployment and inaccessibility to entrepreneurship opportunity is believed to be the lack of empowerment through appropriate training.
KLFII-PA&CCBP will also provide needed sustainable livelihood education support to women and youth. The intention is to make youth and women in poor community self-dependent.
Additionally, small scale micro-loan initiative had been found to be very successful in improving the lives of women and youth in target poor countries. Micro-loan enables woman to join start small businesses which eventually grow to become the major source of income for their sustenance.
Information About This Program
An environment free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential.
To empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, and social injustice through sustainable entrepreneurship development.
- Apprenticeship Skill Development Training
Skill development as source of income for their sustenance.
- To identify workshop and garages and businesses where women and youth in communities could be trained and develop sustainable skills(Auto Repair, Tailoring, Construction, pluming, Generator repair, catering, and carpentry.
- Discuss service or training fees per trainee
- Develop a full concept or proposal for marketing to donor(UNDP, USAID , etc) for funding
- Submit concept to national office for onward presentation to the International office for approval and finance sourcing
- Market and secure funding by national program and international office
- Secure Funding, Implement, monitor, evaluate and report to National Program Office
- Assessment Target community, recruitment beneficiary, classification by skills and training facility, training placement, monitor and evaluate the process, report on progress and achievement, certify and graduate(12 Months)
- Staffing and Employment Development
Employment development as source of income for their sustenance.
- Assessment of target community, recruitment of beneficiary, classification of beneficiaries by skills
- identify workshop, industries, restaurant, schools, dairy, supper markets and sale store and shops where women and youth in communities could be employed to work and earn sustenance income
- Discuss program concept and service with potential entitle or businesses
- Develop an agreement base on our vision and objectives with entities
- Entity employ project beneficiary and issues contract base on their own policy
Placement and assign beneficial to location , monitor and evaluate the process, report on progress and achievement, certify and graduate(12 Months)
- Farm to Market Road Rehabilitation
Provide access to farm to market road( for the dairy products to reach the market)
- Assess target community farm to mark road conditions
- Discuss the impact of the road on the social- economic development of the community with major stake holders in a town meeting and agree on the need for rehabilitation
- Development a community endorsement letter to be signed by the chief and elders, Clan chief and District superintendent endorsing you to source for funding on their behalf to rehabilitate the road.
- Identified a road engineer to do a full and complete assessment for rehabilitate and with the PO and PM.
- PO and PM develop and finalize a project proposal , send to the international
- office for approval
- Market proposal by National and International Office for donor funding
- Secure funding and contract engineer for project implementation
- National office monitor , evaluation to ensure standard performance.
- Report on implementation stages until project activities are completed
- Rural Water and sanitation
Provide access to clean and safe drinking water for woman and child in rural community in Liberia.
Assess target community source of drinking water and latrine facilities
Discuss the impact on their health and safety with community’s stake holders in town hall meeting and agree on the need for rehabilitation or construction of new facility
Development a community endorsement letter to be signed by the chief and elders,
Clan chief and District superintendent endorsing you to source for funding on their behalf to rehabilitate the road.
Identified a sanitation technician or engineer to do a full and complete assessment for rehabilitate or construction with the PO and PM.
PO and PM develop and finalize a project proposal , send to the international office for approval .
Market proposal by National and International Office for donor funding
Secure funding and contract engineer for project implementation
National office monitor , evaluation to ensure standard performance.
Report on implementation stages until project activities are completed
- Apprenticeship Skill Development Training for 100 beneficiary in 2018
- Staffing and Employment Development for 200 beneficiaries in 2018
- Rehabilitation 6 community farm to market roads in 2018
- Construction or rehabilitation of
- Conduct community assessment,
- Identify opportunities for program implementation,
- Hold stakeholder consultation meetings to identity and agree on priority project base on program goal and objectives,
- Contract a specialist or engineer to design the intervention, finalize the concept or proposal, submit to National office for presentation to international Program office for approval and endorsement.
- Market proposal by national and international project teams.
- Secure funding and implement the project.
- National team monitors and evaluates implementation to ensure quality performance, and report to the international office .
- 100 women and youth project communities trained in apprenticeship skill in 2018
- 200 women and youth in project communities recruited and gainfully employed
- 6 community’s farm to market road rehabilitated and made functional and accessible
- 10 Rural Water pumps and 10 community latrines constructed for 10 rural communities
- Human resource
- office rental
- Human resource
- office rental