Supported by: The U.S Embassy, Small Grants Program
Implemented from: The Regional Development Agency, Korçë
The project purpose was to integrate and empower poor women to break the poverty cycle for themselves and for their families, and prevent human trafficking.
- Increase self-confidence and self-esteem for the selected group.
- Train and empower the women to be fully employable in their chosen field by attending appropriate vocational and business courses.
- Offer job opportunities and employ the target group, at least 20 women.
- Ensure that women are valued and celebrated for their paid and unpaid contributions to families and communities, regardless of their economic status;
- Ensure that every woman, regardless of her economic status, will find respect, support, and assistance when it is needed, and equal access to community resources;
- End discrimination and unhelpful responses based on negative, unhelpful, stereotypical attitudes about women and poverty;
- Bring rural women, families, communities and local governments together to build partnerships and action plans to make rural communities vibrant and sustainable for all;
- Build hope, innovation, leadership, common purpose, and respect for diversity to ultimately end poverty in our communities.
Specific measured results in the end of the project
- More than 100 questionnaires were completed in order to identify the women with the target issues of poverty & unemployment.
- At least 70 interviews with women were conducted for determining specific problems to be resolved.
- 30 women – project’s beneficiaries were assisted and mentored; of which 24 were employed or self- employed in the end of the project.