Mínɔ̀ Tech: Building bridges between Afrodescendant women in Baden-Württemberg and Cotonou

Mínɔ̀ Tech strengthens the project management of Afrodescendant women in development cooperation in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and Cotonou, Benin, through a virtual connection. The project promotes knowledge sharing, interactive training, virtual mentoring sessions and networking to enable sustainable relationships and access to valuable resources. Cultural diversity and digital tools are combined to maximize the social impact of Afrodescendant women in both countries.

Construction of a toilet facility at Excel Children's Care Uganda

The project aims to improve general hygiene in the children's home and school. Illnesses such as diarrhea should be prevented. Less disruption to lessons, shorter waiting times in front of the toilets, avoiding relief outside.
Deepening knowledge of hygiene, washing hands with soap, pathogens, etc. as well as the use/keeping of sanitary facilities.
The plan is to build a toilet facility with 4 flush toilets and 2 hand wash basins. Two toilets are for the girls/women and two for the boys/men. Each toilet is equipped with a toilet seat for the sick and weak.

Tosunga bamama – promoting women

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the household situation is precarious. Men often cannot support their families and leave them, so many mothers have to care for the well-being of their families alone. Many of them spend the whole day thinking about survival activities and how they can provide for their children.
This project focuses on these strong women, especially mothers, and aims to empower them so that they can gain more agricultural knowledge in order to provide for their livelihood and that of their children.

Promoting the psychosocial development of children

School education and education outside of school in Bolivia is largely authoritarian and violence is still omnipresent and socially accepted. Physical and psychological punishment are considered successful means of teaching children respect and obedience. Emotional intelligence, i.e. the ability to express one's own emotions and better understand those of others, is neglected and given little space.
The present project aims to promote and strengthen children's social and emotional skills in order to sustainably improve their ability to develop relationships and deal with conflict.

Increasing capacity for overcoming poverty through social entrepreneurship in Uganda

Social entrepreneurial commitment is an effective incubator and transformer for effective success in combating poverty and meets the demands of socially just development. The project focuses on the Ugandan umbrella organization Latek and its social member organizations. It offers targeted capacity building to improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of their measures to overcome poverty. Capacity building includes practical skills, theoretical and strategic competencies as well as the optimization of structures and processes and promotes entrepreneurial thinking and action. The strategic networking of partnerships leads to greater reach, mutual learning and strategic collaboration.

Salud de la Mujer – health education for women in Nicaragua

The aim of the project is to empower disadvantaged women in Nicaragua through targeted education about the female body and its health. The project aims to provide women in rural areas with free workshops on women's health and cover relevant topics such as family planning, pregnancy and breastfeeding, gynecological problems, menopause and dealing with sexual violence. We not only want to give women the necessary knowledge about their own bodies, information about their rights and possible contact points, but also create space to network, exchange ideas and strengthen each other.
In this way, we want to promote women's health and self-esteem and contribute to greater equality in the long term.

Essential oils as a source of income for small farmers

In Indonesia, large areas of forest are lost every year. The local population, which relies on the forest as a source of income, is particularly feeling the consequences.
One way for small farmers to generate short-term income without cutting down more rainforest is to extract essential oils. Whether as a component of personal care products, cosmetics or even food, natural products are in demand worldwide.
In order to process plants like patchouli (also called nilam), which are planted by farmers on their land in Gunung Mas county, directly into valuable oils, a still is needed. The construction of this distillery also serves as a lighthouse project for the construction of other distilleries in the region.

Adibashi Community Development Project 2024

The Adibashi communities in the target region are among the poorest in the area and are socially marginalized in various ways (Adibashis = members of other ethnic groups).
The aim is for families to escape extreme poverty and take an active part in social life.
The goal is achieved through a package of training and meetings for self-organization, economic start-up aid and hygienic infrastructure.

These are both environmentally friendly and protected

Our partner organization AMARC from Mozambique approached us with a project proposal, particularly from young people, to advance climate and natural disaster protection in their region. Due to the increasing natural disasters due to climate change in Mozambique such as cyclones, floods, heavy rainfall, etc. and a lack of resilience of the local people and structures, it is a concern of the environmental NGO AMARC through reforestation with young people, educational and action workshops and disaster protection to counteract these challenges in the form of disaster backpacks and a mobile advice office. The goal is to make the local population more disaster and climate resilient.

Empowerment of women through small animal breeding in northern Ghana

Ghanaian women fill a variety of roles as the linchpin of their families. Many contribute to the maintenance in addition to family work. Nevertheless, women in Ghana are more often affected by poverty than men: they receive lower wages for the same work and are exposed to violence and discrimination. Since the Covid 19 pandemic, violence against women has increased significantly. There is a lack of affordable protein-rich food in Ghana's rural regions. By raising sheep and goats, the women create an independent livelihood. This helps ensure sustainable nutrition and social recognition and reduces the dependencies in which they are repeatedly exposed to gender-based violence without protection.

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