“Assisting poor families to earn better incomes”
“Whoever gives to the poor will not want” Prov 28:27
ICAfrica assists very poor families to succeed and get out of extreme poverty through empowering family breadwinners with micro-business and small agricultural development funding and coaching. Our development assistance goes mostly to help people become more productive in their economic activities, so that they can begin to take care of their family’s financial needs, going forward. We understand that the issue surrounding poverty is very complex so we don’t have a one-size-fit-all solution. Depending on the need, we usually would find a solution but in most cases, we believe that problems related to poverty results from the lack of opportunities for decent income generating activities and jobs. ICAfrica is about helping people to help themselves, in building up their communities to be economically, socially and environmentally balanced. Our process starts with strengthening the leadership of village-level Community Based Organizations (CBOs), who in turn, build communities that are inviting, fair, safe and offers hope for a better tomorrow – one with opportunity and independence.
Group Revolving MicroLoans & Community support:
Working with Community Based Organization, we offer business & agric development coaching and Group Revolving Microloans (GRMLs) to qualified breadwinners of poor families to help increase their productive capacities. We provide coaching and other assistance to enable families to save for the future, engage in community social activities, encourage development of educational & health resources, develop community utility and water resources. We also encourage CBO Leaders to interface with their national and regional government bureaucrats to request legitimate assistance for their communities.
Donate to Support Breadwinners:
The solution to extreme poverty is not too far if those that have been blessed could assist by donating toward the seed money required for our Group Revolving Microloans (GRML) program. Poor families need “hands-up” to get onto the tracks of economic progress. Today, over 550 million people in sub-Sahara Africa are still living in extreme poverty, on less than $1 a day. 180 million of them are impoverished breadwinners of 370 million children and dependent-adults. Because the breadwinners operate on very small capital and often have very low skills, they are unable to earn enough to provide for their children’s needs in food, housing, healthcare and education. Often the additional capital required by each self-employed breadwinner is between $100 to $500. ICAfrica provides the required funds directly to the entrepreneurs and farmers through the GRML programs administered by their local Community Based Organizations. This intervention enables the breadwinners to grow their income-generating activities, begin to earn higher revenues and quickly move their families out of extreme poverty.
Please DONATE to support our programs in Africa.