Economic Empowerment Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Economic Empowerment project from a Pollination Project grant.

Extend A Life Initiative Uganda Limited – The Pride Candle Project

2018-12-03T05:33:20+00:00

The Pride Candle Project is a four-month initiative under the Economic Empowerment Program of Extend a Life Initiative Uganda Limited (ELI-U). The project promotes the socio-economic empowerment of LGBTQ youth and sex workers Living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda. These youth learn skills in candle-making to enable them start [...]

Laxmi, Renu, Ranjeeta, Sunita – Girls For Freedom – Girls of Trilokpuri Lead

2018-11-27T12:18:46+00:00

Girls For Freedom - The Girls of Trilokpuri Lead is located in Trilokpuri, Delhi. The project addresses the key issues of gender violence and women’s empowerment by facilitating, motivating, counseling and guiding young girls and young adults to aspire and achieve their goals with greater solidarity and improved work skills, [...]

Initiative for Refugees with Disabilities – Sewing Project for Refugees with Disabilities

2018-11-27T12:10:00+00:00

Initiative for Refugees with Disabilities (IRD) was initiated by Angelo Ebengo Muzaliwa together with refugees with disabilities (RWDs), parents/caregivers of refugee children with disabilities and some activists in the refugee community. IRD's aim is to provide a response through advocacy for human rights inclusiveness (access to education, health, employment and [...]

Aghah Valery Binda – Women Green Clubs (WGC): Green Micro-enterprises for Fulanis

2018-11-27T11:59:36+00:00

The Women Green Clubs (WGCs): Green Micro-enterprises for Fulanis Project seeks to transform the lives of socially excluded and low-income women in rural areas within Cameroon from social exclusion to social inclusion and from poverty to prosperity while conserving the ecosystems on which they depend for livelihood. According to a [...]

Mabinju Village in Siaya County – Women Cultivating Power of Moringa

2018-11-27T11:54:49+00:00

The Women Cultivating Power of Moringa Project is located in Mabinju Village in the Western region of Kenya. This project is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the community. A group of 15 women cultivates and harvests moringa, a food supplement that has many medicinal [...]

Alessandra & Eduardo Sydney – Improving the quality of life by growing edible mushrooms: changing whole lives

2018-11-27T11:44:17+00:00

Demystifying the Mushrooms was created by Alessandra & Eduardo Sydney to promote knowledge about mushrooms. Located in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, Alessandra and Sydnes aim to teach the community about the benefits of mushrooms, including information about how to cultivate them and how to prepare recipes and products from them. Brazilians [...]

Tich Tire Vocational Skills Project – Tich Tire Vocational Skills Project

2018-11-26T11:45:12+00:00

Youth unemployment is a major contributor to increased crime rates perpetrated by jobless and idle youth in Kisumu, Kenya. Tich Tire Vocational Skills Project aims at providing alternative pathways to employment through masonry apprenticeship training, which will enable youth to gainful employment. This grant will help purchase tools and equipment [...]

Growing Bananas and Cassavas for Poverty – Growing Bananas and Cassavas for Poverty Eradication

2018-11-26T11:42:23+00:00

With dwindling returns on maize farming and unpredictable rainfall patterns, small scale farmers with small plots can no longer afford to solely rely on maize to feed their bulging families. Subsistence farmers must embrace growing alternative crops that can ensure high yields from their small plots and mitigate food insecurity. [...]

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