"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."Give Where Needed Most
Support the Unfinished Business of Evacuated Volunteers
These Volunteers lost their project funding when they were evacuated due to COVID-19. Will you help them complete their projects?
Elyse was working with a women's group who make artisanal chocolate desserts throughout her Peace Corps service. These women are all cacao farmers themselves and have had little economic opportunity. They have not had a formal education and at a young age were displaced due to the violence in their region. The business they have started provides disposable income in a culture where women have little opportunity to work.
The grant has two focuses: (1) Buy machinery to expand the product line and (2) Modify their workspace so they can comply with health sanitary codes.
In Benin, women and girls have lower educational attainment and more barriers to education than men and boys. A literacy and research center will create a safe space for girls to pursue academic excellence and increase high performance rates amongst girls. Additionally, these funds will help renovate and furnish a dilapidated school room so that it can serve as a literacy and research center for approximately 500 secondary school students in need, including young female learners.
Interested in Receiving a Grant from NPCA?
If you're a PCV, RPCV, or member of an affiliate group and would like grant funding from NPCA's community fund, please complete a grant expression of interest here.