2017 - 2019
18,352 people affected by the 2015 earthquake, including 10,828 women
$2,013,491 (funded by Global Affairs Canada)
The earthquakes of 2015 have had a tremendous impact on the areas surrounding the capital city, and these negative impacts have been more acute among women and other marginalized groups. The productive sector alone accounts for 25% of the earthquakes global negative impact. In the three targeted districts where CECI is working, the households’ economic loss, in terms of crops, livestock, damage to irrigation systems, impact on commercial/industrial activities and loss of workdays/personal income is estimated at more than $143M USD.
It is for this reason the Project aims at contributing to the economic recovery of the target population through the promotion of gender-responsive and environmentally sustainable economic enterprises and employable skills. A diversified approach is used that intervenes in three major thematic areas: agricultural development; promotion and rebuilding of micro, small and medium-enterprises (especially women and youth-led), and the identification and development of skills to enhance economic resilience.
A value-chain and comprehensive approach is used to increase the sustainability of the project. For instance in one of our interventions, we work to form new women-led agricultural cooperatives, provide members with new micro-infrastructure (such as drip irrigation systems), train them on the production of higher-value crops, build new vegetable collection sites (with technologies that allow easy loading onto transport vehicles), and help them connect and network with market actors such as business-service providers and wholesale distributors.
18,352 people (59% women) affected by the earthquake either improved or relaunched gender-sensitive agricultural activities and increased their resilience to natural disasters
4,115 people (81% women, 62% youth) received direct support to rebuild their infrastructure, return to cultivating their land, or strengthen their skills in climate-suitable vegetables production
363 (88% of which are women-led) enterprises were restored
146,340 people have indirectly benefited from the project