MondoChallenge Foundation

Business Grants and Loans to HIV affected women

Grants are used to set up businesses so that HIV affected women can provide for themselves and their families. This enables them educate their children, afford better living conditions and provide more and better quality food. Loans are given to enable businesses to grow and be more sustainable.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2013 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106237)

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    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • MondoChallenge is able to achieve so much because of the energy and personal commitment of the staff.”

    — Simon Pickard, Waterloo Foundation

  • MondoChallenge is able to achieve so much because of the energy and personal commitment of the staff.”

    — Simon Pickard, Waterloo Foundation

Situation

In our experience a high proportion (25%) of adults in this region of Northern Tanzania is HIV positive. Women in particular have suffered and when we started supporting women with HIV, our local partners explained that a basic need was to provide them with a livelihood . However, the lack of even the smallest amount of capital made this impossible. Food insecurity in those with HIV results in susceptibility to infections. Children often drop out of school to contribute to family income.

Solution

We conceived the idea of providing business grants which overseen by local mentors, enabled the women to set up small businesses. The income generated enables the women to feed, house and educate themselves and their family. Success in providing livelihood support to HIV sufferers depends upon effective follow up of grants which is done by Community Counsellors, local people who work with HIV sufferers as their main job, or have run successful businesses.