A participant in a business skills training programme in Rwanda, funded by the Scottish Government, shared her experience with us:
‘My perspective towards life has totally changed. In the past I would wake up wondering whether I will get work for a daily wage for my family to survive on. Today, I plan how I will make more money from what I sell or what else can I add that is required on the market to increase my income. Thank you all for your support that has given my life a purpose for a better tomorrow. You have put a smile on my face.’
Help transform more lives
Thanks to a $10 million USAID grant, 500,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo were trained in hygiene best practice, 350,000 people gained access to clean drinking water, and 425,000 people benefited from improved sanitation facilities. Improving the water and sanitation provision for communities improves health and reduces mortality, especially among children.
Make money raised from our supporters go further
Match funding doubles the money raised by our supporters. In the Central African Republic, a UK Aid Match grant of £5 million helped 10,000 women learn to read and write and to receive training and support to set up their own businesses.