Tattaguine Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
Community savings groups helped 175 women increase their income. Savings groups provide interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don’t have access to traditional banking services, empowering them to plan for the future, start businesses, and meet their children’s basic needs. 34 households received goats and two communities were equipped with gardens to improve household food security. 7,106 people benefited from enhanced food security when we partnered with the city council to create cereal banks. Farmers deposit their harvested grains in these "banks" and withdraw grain later to feed their families. When the harvest is small, farmers can take a loan of grain and repay it later. We produced a feeding supplement known as fortified flour and distributed it in the community nutrition rehabilitation sites. These sites provide support for mothers on nutrition education and growth monitoring for their children. To improve access to safe water, we rehabilitated wells and educated local water management committees on maintaining wells and pumps. Our campaigns reached 527 people with awareness of the importance of education and increased the number of children enrolled in school. To help community leaders effectively manage schools, we trained 30 members of school management committees and Parent Teacher Associations on their roles and responsibilities. 542 children obtained birth certificates and parents were encouraged to begin registering their children at birth. Birth certificates are essential for school registration, healthcare, and child protection.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|
- Economic Recovery and Development