Economic Impact and Achievements
IFSO’s projects have impacted their respective target groups their by the society at large in different perspectives. Here below we have tried to outline economic impacts and/or achievements with regards to each project. More detail information is available in the annual reports of IFSO.
Rehabilitation and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Children Project
Under the Rehabilitation and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Children Project the family members of the Sexually abused children were supported to engage in income generating activities. 69 families were provided with one time grant and entrepreneurship training to start with their own business. Foster home service, where children are provided with shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and educational support, arranged by the project. A total of 74 children have been getting this service. Of these children, 47 are female and 27 are male.
Supporting Children Living with HIV/AIDS Project
Under the Supporting Children Living with HIV/AIDS Project children living with the virus are provided with financial support. A total of 102 children (57 male and 45 female) have been included and are getting the support of the program. To improve the households’ income, the project provides one time grant of 3,000 Birr each. A total of 97 households were provided with the onetime grant and an entrepreneurship training to help them start their own small business.
Saving and Credit and Women’s Empowerment Project
Under the Saving and Credit and Women’s Empowerment Project saving and credit services as well as business counseling for 338 vulnerable women were provided.
Children Oasis- Sustainable Development for Children Project
Under the Under the Children Safety Net Project 221 women heads of families were included in saving and credit scheme and were provided loans to start their own business and sustain themselves and their families.