VW Projects (9)

Below is a list of the Vulnerable Women Program's projects.

Building POWER in Rwanda Overview: CARE International's POWER Africa Program: Promoting Opportunities for Women's Economic Empowerment in Rural Africa Program aims to increase financial inclusion in Burundi, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, and Rwanda through Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA), creating a platform for sharing lessons learned within and between the 4 target countries.  As a part of this program initiative, CARE Rwanda has created the Promoting Financial Inclusion in Rwanda (PROFIR) Project. Building on previously…
A Collaboration to Build Jobs Hand in Hand Eastern Africa and CARE Rwanda are collaborating to empower 100,000 Rwandans, mostly women, to work their way out of poverty by operating their own sustainable businesses. The three-year partnership is grounded in the shared belief in the power of entrepreneurship to fight poverty.  Objectives: Create/sustain 80,000 jobs by 2015 Increase household income, savings, and asset accumulation amongst VSL members Improve financial knowledge, skills and confidence amongst 70,000…
Scaling-up Buisness Skills Development The Village Savings and Loan Scale-up Project aims to improve the business skills development training currently offered to VSL group members. CARE Rwanda is also working to link VSL groups with the formal financial sector in Rwanda through similar projects. The main objective of the VSL Scale-up project is to improve the livelihood options, social capital, and financial capabilities of poor Rwandans by facilitating their inclusion in VSL groups. CARE introduced…
Fighting Gender-based Violence The Umugore Arumvwa project contributes to the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) by strengthening the voices of citizens, the civil society, and the accountability of responsible authorities. Using international commitments and the Government of Rwanda's policies to end GBV, the project works with authorities, service providers, civil society organizations, and individual citizens (particularly women) to improve implementation. The project builds the capacity of duty bearers and responsible authorities to implement international commitments…
Training Business Women in Rural Areas "Prior to the training, I didn't keep any records for my restaurant business, and I always had no idea of how much I was making, thanks to SFC business trainer, I have learnt to always record all the money spent on materials (food) I buy for my restaurant and all the sales made which helps me to know how my business is progressing," says Mukanoheri Euphrasie a member of…
More Thoroughly Bringing Financial Services to Communities  In collaboration with CARE International Rwanda's Social Change for Family Planning Results Initiative (RI) project and as a platform for integrated programming for CARE's Village Savings and Loans (VSL) methodology, the Sustainable Access to Financial Services for Investment (SAFI) project seeks to help reach a wider group of vulnerably financial people who lack access to financial assistance. Through penetrating the targeted community more thoroughly, SAFI's objectives aim to improve…
Project summary The Social Change for Family Planning: Results Initiative (RI) project works with vulnerable households in ten sectors of the Gatsibo District to improve their economic, social, and physical well-being.  RI works through the following strategies: Building capacity of VSL members Engaging Formal Support Structures Strengthening Health Centers and Posts Collaborating with Religious Leaders Challenging social norms and practice that affect the family planning use with Social Analysis and Action Tools The Key SAA…
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment CARE Rwanda's ISARO project is based on gender equality and women's empowerment. It is part of the 8 country, NORAD funded Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Project (GEWEP). GEWEP is a gender transformative project that adopts approaches to build equitable social norms, institutions and structures, alongside promoting gender-equitable behaviour change at the individual and household levels. Through effective strategies to understand, challenge, and change inequitable social norms, ISARO-GEWEP ensures women's…
Champions of Change The Indashyikirwa (meaning "champions of change" in kinyarwanda) project aims to change community social norms and behaviours that perpetuate gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV).  Despite Rwanda's strong policy and legal framework for gender equality and the fight against GBV, rates of violence, including intimate partner violence, remain a serious problem throughout the country. To address GBV, a transformative process of social change towards equitable gender power relations and non-acceptance of GBV…