We equipped 100 entrepreneurs with startup grants, along with training in financial management and business proposal writing. The women also received feed and materials enabling them to produce and sell duck eggs.
As well as strengthening social bonds in the community, the project enabled participants to earn a living, provide for their families, and even set aside some savings. Encouraged by the project’s positive results, five local government units introduced mental health and psychosocial support. Referral pathways, including for genderbased violence and child protection, were also bolstered as municipal and provincial authorities pledged their support.