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OVC Support and Income generating Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS Project

Mekdim Ethiopia National Association has entered into an agreement with American Jewish World Service ("AJWS") for the purpose of implementing the project entitled “OVC Support and Income-Generating Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS. The project aims to empower people living with HIV/AIDS through community self-help groups, income-generating activities, and vocational training; to provide educational support to orphans and vulnerable children. The following major project activitities will be implemented by this pproject fund;

Enables people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Addis Ababa to improve their socio-economic status by:

Establishing and supporting 4 Community Saving Self-Help Groups (CSSG) of PLWHA in Addis Ababa;

Providing educational materials to 120 OVC and monitoring their educational performance; and

Providing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to 20 PLWHA.

Builds organizational capacity by:

Organizing a public-private partnership workshop of 60 stakeholders to improve the sustainability of Mekdim’s programs; and

Providing salaries for 11 personnel.