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Creating Sustainable Means to Empower the Vulnerable in Rural Senegal
Description/achievement of initiative

The overall goal of the initiative is to empower disabled women, widows, orphans and other vulnerable within the population in rural Senegal using sustainable means. Our vision is to empower these groups by improving their food and nutrition situation, access to education and medication on a long term and strengthening their position within the community.

Implementation methodologies

The goal of creating sustainable means to empower the vulnerable will be carried out via several programmes, as follows:1. A sponsorship programme for disabled woman and widows which aims to provide sustainable means of nutrition and to reduce the financial burden by providing food staples, making up the majority of the monthly budget of a typical household in rural Senegal. The programme will sustainably enhance their income opportunities and also promote the participation in small scale businesses.2. A sponsorship programme for orphan children providing free access to education. The programme will sponsor the tuition fees for boarding school, providing access to education and a stable learning environment. The programme also aims on a long term to provide technical equipment such as personal computers, laptops or tablets to the boarding school.3. A sponsorship programme of medical assistance in the interest of the poorest population. The programme will sponsor underprivileged families for medication for chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.4. A development program with the goal of providing lighting and power distribution via solar panels. The programme aims to install solar panels in remote settlements to provide access to electricity and help to reduce the inequalities in access to infrastructure.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The programmes are set up in coordination between several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in the European Union and in Senegal, as well as indivuduals. The programmes are coordinated by the Luxembourg-based organization Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu a.s.b.l. and carried out and distributed through their partners in Senegal, i.e. individuals with significant social status and responsibilities such as Muhammadu Mahy Cissé and other local non-governmental organizations.

Partner(s)

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the European Union, Luxembourg, and Senegal Individuals and volunteer in the European Union and Senegal Women networks, community associations - Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu Sénégal - Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu Luxembourg
Updates to initiatives
Goal 1
1.1 - By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
1.a - Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
Goal 2
2.1 - By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
Goal 5
Goal 7
7.a - By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
Goal 10
10.1 - By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
10.b - Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes
Goal 17
17.3 - Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
December 2017
Remote villages have improved power supply with means of solar panels. Inequalities in access to infrastructure are reduced.
December 2017
Orphans have increased access to free education and a stable learning environment. Local schools have improved their equipment such as personal computers, laptops or tablets
December 2017
Medical assistance has improved for the poorest among the population. Underprivileged families have increased access to free medication for chronic deseases
December 2017
Disabled women and widows have increased access to resources and services to assure their nutrition security, and a greater financial capacity to enhance their income opportunities and participation in small scale businesses
In-kind contribution
Donations such as medical equipment, school supplies, computers, laptops or tablets
Other, please specify
Partnerships, donations and crowd funding to tap into sponsorship programmes
Staff / Technical expertise
Staff time to develop and roll out the programme
Other, please specify
Volunteers

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
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Basic information
Time-frame: 03/2015 - December 2017
Partners
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the European Union, Luxembourg, and Senegal Individuals and volunteer in the European Union and Senegal Women networks, community associations - Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu Sénégal - Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu Luxembourg
Countries
Contact information
Mathias Eichhorn, General Secretary, mshalfityanulux@gmail.com
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