Global Care

Empowerment For Education

Children living in Koshe, Ethiopia, miss school because they have to help their families generate income. We will set up self-help groups to empower impoverished women in this community socially and economically, improving general family welfare and increasing school attendance.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1054008)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£40,380

Donations

92

Championed by Ethiopiaid

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Ethiopia

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    — Sue, Trustee

  • The energy of the team for the difference they are trying to make in people's lives is inspiring. Please support them if you can!

    — Hayley

Situation

Education is a basic right for all children, and it helps to break the cycle of poverty, improving socio-economic outcomes in the long term. In Koshe, an impoverished district in southern Ethiopia, where the economy is almost entirely agricultural, climate change is leaving families struggling to feed their children and to make enough money to live. As a result, many children miss school or drop out altogether so they can help their families to generate income.

Solution

We aim to address this problem by setting up self-help groups (SHGs) for 225 women from Koshe. Koshe is culturally male-dominated, but the women make decisions about children’s wellbeing and education. SHGs will empower women to have more influence in their homes and make better decisions for their families, including sending their children to school. Setting up small businesses will increase women’s incomes, so children do not have to participate in income generating activities.