Economic Empowerment Projects

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

Maria Helguera, La Fábrica



La Fábrica provides a recreational and creative space in the Refugio neighborhood in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, México. La Fábrica will begin by facilitating small plots for members of the community to cultivate vegetables. The project will provide drip irrigation and will install automated greenhouses. It is also planned to [...]

Selestine Ouko – Sele Energy Venture



Local women who intimately understand local environmental issues and needs--like 28 year old Selestine Ouko--will be working with and supporting the training of 10 local women to set up a small and sustainable renewable energy social enterprise to sell and distribute solar lamps and energy-saving cookstoves. The project will also [...]

Kyobutungi Allen, Empowering Communities Through The Briquette Fuel Making (Clean Energy For Cooking)

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Rubirizi Women's Association for Empowerment (RWAE) was created by a motivated group of passionate graduates to give back to the community, responding to the challenges of women affected greatly by gender inequality, unemployment, diseases and other detriments in the Rubirizi District, Uganda. RWAE hopes to implement various projects in the [...]

Justus Christine Oteng’o, Young Mothers Empowerment Group

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Young Mothers Empowerment Group is an initiative to support teenage mothers emotionally, through counseling and group therapy, and economically, through training in hair dressing and agriculture, so they can earn a living and sustain themselves and their families (including their children and parents).

Arianna Espinosa Oliver and Maria Leonor Hernandez,
Tres Cocos



Arianna Espinosa Oliver and Maria Leonor Hernandez are the founders of Tres Cocos, a non-profit organization that seeks to support socio-economic development and institutional capacity-building in the Caribbean region in Colombia. By taking advantage of social media networks, Tres Cocos seeks to generate tools and contents that enable local stakeholders [...]

Ikuba John Ona, Using Educational Videos to Teach Agribusiness



Ikuba John Ona is the founder of Royaldream Builders Initiative-an NGO committed to promoting entrepreneurship amongst young people in Nigeria. His objective is to equip students and graduates of Nigeria's tertiary education with requisite skills that can be used to become self employed after graduation. His current project involves using [...]

Yawo Agbeko Tsevi, Recycling Human Waste To Improve Sanitation And Produce Food



In Togo, there is a difficult situation for water, food production and income generation in the rural areas and women are the most affected. Charité Chrétienne pour Personnes en Détresse, a non-profit organization, founded by Pastor Yawo Agbeko Tsevi, is working to improve access to clean water and safe sanitation, [...]

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