CCEDUC has used over $25,000 for community projects in the last 18 months -- money earned by serving as fiscal agent for 27 women's groups that lack the bank account and computer capabilities necessary to work directly with TCP Global. When they recently lost their old office due to construction of a new road, they used earnings to help build a new and better one. Earnings also funded the bikes below for visiting nearby women's groups and 2 motor bikes for the 15 kilometer trek to the BidiBidi Refugee to oversee 6 programs there. They also bought a cell phone and solar charger to facilitate communications.
CCEDUC will use additional earnings to open new loan sites, with TCP Global committing funds for subsequent expansion.
With interest earned on their loans, some women's groups will start a farming project, others plan to buy cell phones for their leaders to communicate, or buy chairs, carpets and tables for their meetings.
SUMMARY: May 10, 2020 to June 15, 2021
CCEDUC - REFUGEE CAMP PROGRAM
Loans support drug stores, food sales, tailoring and other small businesses. More women are becoming successful. They feel empowered and motivated.
An enterprising clothing saleswoman explains how she used a TCP Global micro-loan via CCEDUC to grow her business and better provide for her family. She also shares the challenges she and other people in her community face due to COVID-19.
Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society. - Muhammad Yunus
Until Peace Corps is back in the field, TCP Global is a good substitute for Peace Corps Partnership Projects for supporting development in small and remote communities around the world.
For more info, contact TCPGlobal@peacecorpsconnect.org