BRIEF BACKGROUND OF THE IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
ABC ORG started as a small group comprising of six people in compassion of elderly widows in social economic crisis within central and north east of the Bo city,
ABC ORG, started as mouth piece of the widows with counselling and advocating. Gradually membership grew to a number there major stake holders get involved to support; (today you are able tomorrow you may be weak and old). 15% present were received in legal aspect (micro credit), while 5% present were placed on micro income generation. It was then decided to improve on the standard of organization, with the aim of success in developing their livelihood and sustainability as pillar of success. The name of this organization was created as focus on success organization for women legal documentation was observed in all aspects as community base organization gearing towards the welfare of women, ranging from 19 years -70 years .presently
ABC ORG have helped /assisted 60 homes were women are family heads (without man or husband). To minimized poverty and promote livelihood, ABC ORG savage these unfortunate groups in extreme poverty communities.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
Focus on success organization for women was operating in Bo city ,centre, north, and eastern parts of this city, now expanded in xxxx, xxxx and xxxx chiefdom in Bo district .
This project was designed to address the high level of widows abandon wives with their children social economic status considering long term achievement through independency syndrome. As holistic package it cover for their school going children under 14 years of age, in school replacement 15 to 20 years with Skills training above are educational aspect including adult education. Success of this project as holistic approach mechanism, education is first privilege for women/widows, grandchildren and children; and agricultural business with basic small scale marketing skills.
500 general widows have been registered and more categories such as girl child mothers, broken homes orphans in promoting their developing and survival to succeed self-reliance, 70 % percent of this project focuses on acquiring education for both children and their mother to generate income through marketable skills and agricultural business, 20% percent on project capacity building and 10% percent on project administration.
To change the living condition of widows and their dependence, through education in agricultural business
80% percent of poor widows living in extreme poverty communities been transformed from depending syndrome to independent standard livelihood
Providing basic knowledge in the process of transformation and educating the widows in various strategies in sustainability and transparency to use the available resource within their environment
GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT
Acceptance of existing problem and training as mechanism to these long time issue as solution to improved living conditions permanent status.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT
- Awareness raising with complete sensitization
- Consultative meeting with the role players
- Partition of target communities into cluster and axis
- Knowledge acquiring to promote technical implementation to gain success
- Identification of possible problem and solution to achieved success
Diversity, equality, inclusion of members and beneficiaries.
- Diversity as we are living in a society where a person varies in a many ways.
- This include their sex, age, sexual orientation ,physical characteristics, tribal, ability , personal experience, their belief value and preference
- Equality is, we treat everybody fairly and equally regardless of their differences, by ensuring the have asset to some life opportunities
- Inclusion enable us to accept others regardless the differences of our culture and provide help and support appropriately to avoid discrimination.
75% percent of women in Sierra Leone are illiterate and 70% percent are without marketable skills while 5%percent of this total practice 0.5 level income generation which create more financial crises to their welfare,
ABC ORG deemed to save life living in extreme poverty community that they don’t have any source of income generating to have sustainable days, to revive standard of living that will add value to their humanity, and transform their welfare into standard livelihood. The literacy greatly contributed to the poverty of widows in Sierra Leone, The ten years rebel war, poor governance, dishonesty, lawlessness rise to civil disobedience and violence to humanity,
During the war 60% percent of women (young adult) were raped, forced in marriage, sexually exploited and abuse by armed men. 50% percent were left fatherless, and mothers without any sources of income. 50% percent of these unfortunate women entered into commercial sex, and means of survival was slim, as the live in slumps. 70% of these vulnerable were unfortunate to access education, these are the youths who depend on stealing and violence, women and children are more vulnerable in war, 60% percent of war widows, 30% percent of widows with natural poor health and 10% by accident made these women became widows there was an annual small provision after the war but ended about ten years ago. Some of these widows’ children are single parent, 70% percent has no husband and no means to generate income 90% percent are engage in commercial sex. To get their daily livelihood and the African context (setting) the grandmother is obligated to give a helping hand to unfortunate children with his or her family there shall be no hope for the mere future these children and those yet unborn, if this problem is not addresses, This solution is one of the contributing factors to increase the level of poverty in Sierra Leone.