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Grant proposal to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship among people with disabilities in DR Congo

Kadiwaku Family Foundation

07 Oct 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
07 Oct 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
KFF is looking for an online volunteer with experience in grant writing to design a project with the purpose of supporting self-employment and entrepreneurship among disadvantaged youth, especially individuals with disabilities, by providing micro-entrepreneurship development services. The volunteer will draft the grant proposal based on its own research and with the background information and instruction that he/she will receive from the organization (location of implementation, country-specific aspects, budget, etc.). This will be submitted to donors for funding on behalf/by the organization.
Project development and management
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Available data indicate that, in both developed and developing countries, people with disabilities are at higher risk of poverty than their counterparts without disabilities. Measures to promote decent work and employment, reduce poverty and enhance income security for persons with disabilities are among the strategies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Unfortunately, in DR Congo, where over thirteen million people are estimated to have a disability (about %15), no such measures have been taken to help persons with disabilities maintain a sustainable level of income. The project will support 5000 girls and women with disabilities who are known to be very poor and twice victimized as women and also disabled, and who face a range of barriers wh when it comes to business ownership, by improving their entrepreneurial skills and providing them with assistive devices to successfully run and manage their small business.
Volunteers: 1 needed
1-5 hours per week / 3 weeks
The volunteer must have excellent grant proposal writing skills, but also research and analysis skills and experience with proposal writing especially on women empowerment and disability. The grant proposal will be written in English, and the volunteer will be working either in English or French.
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

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