FINCA International will receive a second grant for $25,000 to fund Stage 2 of their BrightLife Program. Stage 2 funding will be used to develop and automate client screening and credit approval process. The hope is this innovation will overcome the cost and logistical barriers that limit the business model to FINCA’s existing borrowers. The Stage @ solution is to design a self-sustaining solution/program/product that also generates a profit.
The Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) has been awarded $20,000 for scholarship funds to support 4 students in Kenya, 2 girls 2 boys, over a 4-year term. The scholarship will cover school fees as well as provision for Psychosocial Support. The mission of HBEF is “to assist bright children from poor families and disadvantaged communities access education by providing scholarships and other opportunities at the secondary level.”
The foundation has awarded the IRC $10,000 to aide in the Refugee crisis. Founded in 1933, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Congratulations NLCP, they have been awarded a $20,000 grant for their Taking Flight Program. The funds will be used for the 2015/2016 school year. the program addresses the barriers that low-income students face in completing a higher education, There are 5 core elements to this program: College Exposure, “Success Colleges”, Financial support, Mentoring and Personal Support The Phoenix Rising summer program is also a requirement for students to participate.
Congratulations to AfricAide. They have been awarded a $20,000 grant for the implementation and delivery of the Kisa Project in 2016. The Kisa Project is a 2 year leadership and empowerment program for young women in Tanzania, where only 26% of girls go to secondary school and 3% to tertiary education. The program focuses on capacity, skills building and tools to be leaders. The grant funds will be used to implement the Project in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro Regions of Northern Tanzania.
Europe is facing its biggest crisis since WWII. More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day. It is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Many Organizations are trying desperately to help these people. Five grants for $10,000.00 each have been awarded to the following organizations to help fund these efforts.
*International Rescue Committee
*Save The Children
Congratulations to AHALA Children’s Rights Foundation the US affiliate for CODENI. This is the second and final payment for the request to support the Life Projects coordinator and a Psychologist/Operational coordinator. The project benefits children and women interested in developing life projects through education and/or formal employment, with the goal of helping overcome their street dependencies in Guadalajara.
Congratulations West End Center of Roanoke VA. They will receive a grant for $15,000 to be applied to the After School Program (ASP). The ASP serves Pre-K to High School students. The program provides enrollees tutoring assistance, reading classes, and STEM opportunities in additional to educational monitoring.
Congratulations to Women’s Global Empowerment Fund of Denver Co. They have been awarded a $20,000 grant to continue their loan fund training program for Ugandan women. The request will also allow them to expand o Haiti to begin a bakery project, to provide sustainable jobs and assist the community.
Congratulations to Children’s Trust in Roanoke VA. They have been awarded $15,000.00 for their Speak up Be Safe (SUBS)and Stewarts of Children (SOC) programs. The goal is to educate 7,500 school children in the next 3 years. and 1000 SOC facilitators. They will also allocate funds to the Child Advocacy Centers, where they serve children that are victims of abuse and neglect. The programs serve the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, the Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt and Craig. This is the first year of a 3 year grant with funding for subsequent years contingent on them successfully raising funds from governments and the UW and individuals.