The Advocacy Project has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by investing in eight local initiatives in Mali, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Nepal and Palestine run by local leaders who are well known to us from past work or through our partners. Starting in March, our hope has been that they will use our grants to strengthen their networks and launch start-ups that will eventually provide a regular income. In the meantime all participants will receive a small stipend. Profits will be invested in the business.
Between March 1 and July 31 AP transferred $8,830.49 to the groups. Of this, $2,735 was donated by 23 generous individuals. The rest has come from AP’s core funds. Based on feedback from partners, we estimate that approximately 8,000 individuals have benefited from these projects. Thousands more are served by the clinics and NGOs that have received masks, soap and food through these projects. Please contact us with feedback and advice: firstname.lastname@example.org.