Social enterprise offers hope for sustainable development by reducing dependency on aid, developing markets and improving the basis for economic growth.
Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.
Guaranteeing equal opportunities for women and men is not just the right thing to do. The empowerment of women and girls is one of the most effective ways to achieve higher economic growth and better living standards for millions of people in developing countries.
It is the empowerment of people that drives change. The key to creating this model is to remain within the same geographical location. Engagement with the people at the local level right through to governmental and bureaucratic levels will guarantee the needs of the people are heard and prioritised.
Ralph Norton – Director
Diana Butler OAM – CEO
Abdallah Obedi – Country Manager
Rebeka Rucas – Coordinator Empowerment of Women
The Care for Africa Breakfast programs have continued to grow successfully since their introduction in 2015, and now feeds over 4,000 school children every day. Many children walk up to four hours every morning to school on empty stomachs, having no breakfast and nothing to eat until evening. The impact of feeding the children produces healthier and happier children, with much greater concentration levels and consequently better school attendance.
Care for Africa collaborated with the Tanzanian Government to establish a sunflower oil extraction plant in the Women’s centre. The community impact with this program is estimated as reaching over 30,000 local Mtana and neighbouring people. The Tanzanian Government purchased the plant equipment and provided training sessions for the local people.
We are sponsoring the women’s groups to set themselves up with equipment and products to make soap. We have just completed an education program to teach one of our women’s groups (Bisarwi) to make the soap. They will teach the two other women’s groups to make soap. Care for Africa’s reach is 32,000 people. These people don’t have readily available soap due to escalating poverty and isolation because of the coronavirus. We are hoping to be able to make enough soap for approximately 8,000 school children. This and the water wells we have installed will be their only sanitation product that will provide protection from COVID 19.
has directly impacted over 30,000 people.
are growing the maize for our breakfast program.
program to commence once boarder restrictions are eased in East Africa.
have been planted with our community programs.
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Sponsor: Jo Stubbs
Chair: Edward Tagagas
Building coordinator: Abdallah Obedi
The Mtana Women’s Group was initiated and established in 2008 with a group of women in the Mtana community. Through consultation and support from Care for Africa the Mtana Women’s’ Group “Amani” was formed. Their main income was sewing, mending clothes and agriculture. Twenty treadle sewing machines were initially gifted from Care for Africa. The women originally rented a tiny room for two days a week to conduct their business.
Through the sponsorship and funding from Jo Stubbs the 2017 the Centre was completed. Jo is a member of the Boat Harbour Craft Group and is a longstanding Tasmanian supporter and sponsor of Care for Africa.
In another initiative, Care for Africa collaborated with the Tanzanian Government to establish a sunflower oil extraction plant in the Women’s centre. The community impact with this program is estimated as reaching over 30,000 local Mtana and neighbouring people. The Tanzanian Government purchased the plant equipment and provided training sessions for the local people.
We now have a second building for the women and children of Mtana called “Jo’s House of Love”
This is being constructed as a refuge and welcome centre for women and girls of Mtana
“Wanawake Surubu” (Surubu Women)
Sponsor: The Rotary Club of South Launceston, Tasmania
Chair: Veronica George
Building coordinator: Abdallah Obedi
The successful construction of the Surubu Women’s Centre has just been completed.
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