Funded projects in Africa Funded projects in South/Central America



NGO: St. Mary’s Home
Project:  Latrines’ renovation
Funding awarded: € 4,000.00
St. Mary’s home for children was established in 1950.  There are at present 324 girls in the home in the age group of 12 to 18 years. According to a recent statistical survey, about 85% of the people in the region are poor, dominated and exploited.
The centre’s toilet block is very old.  The applicant is seeking funds to renovate the new toilet block and lavatory facilities for the orphan girls. 

Project: Tailoring training
Funding awarded: € 5,000.00
The project concerns a group of 14 villages located near the city of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. It has around 46.000 inhabitants living in 10.800 houses. The target community is composed of people who are physically challenged and belong to a very low caste: "Scheduled Tribes and Backward class", also known as "Dalits". This is a particularly excluded community. The objective of the project for which funding is requested is to set up a training course in tailoring techniques which can be delivered to around 50 physically challenged persons, providing them with the skills needed to gain employment and earn their livelihood independently.



Project: Metal Roofs
Funding awarded: € 5,000.00

In partnership with CPCS, 800 metal roofs were distributed in help of 10 Nepali families having lost their home. The roofs are today installed on temporary shelters and will serve as permanent roof once the emergency phase is over and new stable houses will be built.

Project: Reconstruction of classes
Funding awarded: € 5,500.00
After Nepal earthquake, the Shree Sitaram School partially closed and primary classes were so damaged that they cannot welcome the pupils. 105 pupils don’t have any school.
The NGO is therefore seeking funds to rebuild the school. Works will be realized by local workers as soon as funds will be awarded.
The total cost is of 5,469.00 and is entirely requested from eu can aid!.



Project: Goats rearing
Funding awarded: € 4,700.00

Villagers of Rasool Pura and Dogranwala, Punjab, Pakistan are essentially brick makers; their income is below the poverty line in the Country. During the monsoon season bricks production is closed and the need of additional income has to be taken into account.
A goats rearing will be implement and 25 women will receive – in form of microcredit in kind – 3 goats each (2 female and one male) and other 25 women will receive one year later the same number of kid-goats.


Project: Solar panels
Funding awarded: € 4,800.00
The project is about setting up a training centre in order to grant access to education to a group of young girls and boys and to give them a long-term perspective. The application submitted to eu can aid! proposes the financing the purchase and the installation of solar panels capable of producing approx. 2 kW of solar energy. Solar energy is very common in India; the country has become an important producer of this kind of infrastructure.

Project: Digging of wells
Funding awarded: € 5,100.00
The aim of the project is to provide alternative employment for women currently working rolling beedies, which involves tobacco and is harmful to health, by developing the skills of women for dairy farming. 20 women in Tamil Nadu will be provided with one cow each. The beneficiaries are expected to consume 20% of the milk produced for personal and family use. The rest will be sold to generate income.

Project: Microcredit
Funding awarded: € 6,000.00
The project aims at assisting 10 physically challenged persons aged between 18 and 25 living without any means of livelihood. They belong to the DALIT community, socially marginalized, poorest and the most exploited. They find it hard to make a living because of their disability. It is a matter of setting up small business enterprises (stalls) to sell vegetable, provision, fruit etc., which will enable them to earn their living, improve their socio-economic situation, become self-reliant and lead a decent life.

NGO: Grace Trust
Project: Goats rearing
Funding awarded: € 4,600.00
The project aims for economic empowerment of 40 disadvantaged scavenger women including young women and widows from the lowest cast in Indian society in 16 rural villages in the area of Usilampatti through income generation activities namely goat rearing trade. The women will receive trainings for 3 days on goat rearing activities, livestock management, small saving and micro-credit system. Then they will be given a loan to purchase three female goats and one male goat. Women will decide themselves how many goats they want to sell, but they will be encouraged to sell the male goats preferably.

Project: Goats rearing
Funding awarded: € 4,500.00
The project aims at increasing the source of income with better margin by orienting in direct selling (marketing and accounting skills) by 30 women in a cooperative manner. Each woman will receive a loan to help them start an economic activity. These loans are interest-free and should be repaid to the Self-help group account within two years. This will allow the groups to support further beneficiaries, making the project more value for the money obtained. 3 baby goats, the material required building a shelter for these and training will be provided.

Project: Sewing training
Funding awarded: € 5,000.00
The project is about setting up a 6-months training course in order to give 40 single or widowed women the opportunity to create a revenue generating activity (the creation of modern clothing) from their own home. The project will include the supply of materials as well as the set up of a collective marketing structure.


Project: Roof reconstruction
Funding awarded: € 9,600.00

In November 2013 a typhoon of unprecedented scale ravaged the Philippines, causing massive destruction and hundreds of deaths, with dramatic social and economic consequences. In cooperation with EC Central Staff Committee, eu can aid! launched a call on colleagues’ solidarity to provide, after the emergency aids, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The collected amount will be allocated to the projects that, in the meantime, eu can aid! has received.

This project concerns St Therese Educational Foundation in Tacloban. The school is today renovated thanks to a pool of private donors organised by Ms van Ypersele, applicant of the present project. But the roof of the administration building is still in very bad condition and needs to be entirely renovated.


Project: Philips Ultrasound System for Hospital in Punakha
Funding awarded: € 7,355

The hospital in Punakha is the only clinic in an area in which 40.000 people are living. The echography machine of the clinic ceased to function in 2012. A new machine is desperately needed. The total cost of the echography equipment is 14,710 €. A private donor will fund € 7,355 provided that eu can aid! confirms the funding of the remaining part of € 7,355.


Project: Dairy
Funding awarded: € 4,500
The aim of the project is to provide alternative employment for women currently working rolling beedies, which involves tobacco and is harmful to health, by developing the skills of women for dairy farming. 20 women in Tamil Nadu will be provided with one cow each. The beneficiaries are expected to consume 20% of the milk produced for personal and family use. The rest will be sold to generate income.

Project: Skill training in coir rope
Funding awarded: € 2,500
The aim of the project is to provide an opportunity for Dalit women to learn the skill of coir making with locally available raw material (coconut). The project will improve the status and economic standard of the women by increasing the income from 1500 INR to 3500 INR per month and increase the number of employment days from 90 to 250 per year. The income from the training unit will fund schooling for the children. The budget includes the set-up of the coir training unit, the installation of 20 coir making machines at the Jodichinthala (Andhra Pradesh) training center. After the training, the beneficiaries will be linked with banks for financial support to start their own coir production units nearer their homes.

Project: Fish farming
Funding awarded: € 5,000
The program aims to promote fish culture at public water bodies in 10 villages in Tuticorin District of Tamil Nadu. In addition, the program will create enhanced family revenues and foster an increased awareness of the imperative need for environmental protection of water resources. The water bodies (called ooranies) will be cleaned and deepened and the fish culture will be installed. Training and the creation of a water committee are foreseen. The project is co-financed by the applicant itself (€ 5,000.00) and by the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes, who has accorded matching funds for an amount of € 5,500.00.


Project: Micro-financing
Funding awarded: € 1,700
Helping to secure incomes of marginalized women
Many women living in India’s rural communities are marginalised particularly if they are widows or single mothers. To help such women help themselves and their families, eu can aid! supported a project to both train and provide seed capital to 10 beneficiaries enabling them to start their own business.

Project: Access to drinking water
Funding awarded: € 6,000
Improving access to clean and safe drinking water
The project intends to improve access to drinking water for 60 families and the sanitary installations in a village in Uttar Pradesh. It consists of building a well and a reservoir, powered by a solar pump.
Please contact us for details concerning this project, the funding awarded and the project as implemented

Project: Needlework training
Funding awarded: € 4,700
A worthy future for 50 young girls
The project aims to provide training in sewing and embroidery for 50 young girls and women from different villages around the town of Kurnool. An awareness-raising programme will be hosted in each village to recruit participants. The 6-month training course held twice a year for two groups will include accommodation, food and literacy training in the evenings. After the course, the graduates will receive coaching from businesses to help them to start their own business.

The request concerns the provision of sewing machines, material and related supplies.

NGO: Manab Seva
Project: Finalising construction of an orphanage
Funding awarded: € 1,350
Giving more comfort to orphans
The reception centre for 25 young boys, built in October 2010, is part-funded by the local government (food, clothes, health care, and teachers’ salaries). In 2011 a second story was added to cope with growing demand.

The financing requested concerns the installation of a fan, doors and windows, electricity and plumbing.  Amount requested: €1,350.
The project is financed thanks to a donation from the Commission’s Yoga Group.

Project: Vocational training for young girls
Funding awarded: € 5,750
Vocational training for young girls

As a result of financial and/or cultural reasons many young girls in India are uneducated, and thereby struggle to earn a living later in life. In this project, eu can aid! provided funding to help increase employment opportunities for 50 such marginalized young girls aged between 14 – 18 years living in the Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. The project offers the girls training in hand embroidery as well as help and assistance to start their own business at the end of the training. Further, some of the proceeds from the sale of products produced will go towards training more beneficiaries.

Project: Water purifiers
Funding awarded: € 2,700
Providing access to safe, clean drinking water

For many poor communities living in India, access to safe, clean drinking water is a luxury not all can afford. eu can aid! supported a project aimed at helping such communities by providing 100 beneficiaries in 5 villages with water purifiers. A training session on water and sanitation issues is also foreseen.

NGO: Worth
Project: Micro-financing
Funding awarded: € 7,400
Empowering women

In many countries, women are left marginalized and have no or only limited opportunities to earn an income to help support themselves and their families. eu can aid! helped support a project in India that gave 20 such women access to affordable financing to start a small vending business. Further, as loans are repaid, more beneficiaries can be helped.


Project: Emergency centre for street children
Funding awarded: € 4,300
Combating tropical diseases.
The project concerns the creation of an emergency medical centre open 24/7 for street children in the Lazimpat region. The centre will provide emergency treatment for tropical diseases and problems linked to malnutrition.

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