In the 2018-19 Rotary year, D5580 and the FMAM Rotary Club participated in a microloan project with Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club. Fifty women were trained and received microloans to develop small businesses.
In 2020, FMAM Rotary and Gondar Fasiledes Rotary will partner again to develop a Global Grant to train at least 100 women in small businesses, in collaboration with Wogen Children and Mothers' Support Association in Gondar.
The small businesses planned are:
1. Sheep breeding for 20 house holds
2. Injera preparation and selling 20 poor single women
3. Malting - inputs for homemade beer for 10 poor single women
4. Street business - for 10 poor girls and women
5. Vegetables selling -for 20 poor girls and women
6. Dairy product for five single women
7. Street fast food selling - 5
8. Cereals selling business for poor family - 10
The approximate budget is 50,000 and we hope to get club contributions before 2020 so the project can begin in early spring.