Indego Africa improves the lives of women in Africa by providing skills training and export markets for their fair-trade handicrafts. From 2014-2016, the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation awarded Indego Africa a 3-year $90,000 Challenge Grant to expand its Rwanda-based program into Ghana. This year, a $10,000 Project Grant has been awarded to the Vocational Training Program in Ghana to support the 1-year training of 15 seamstresses, who will form a new sewing cooperative at the end of 2018. By training young people, Indego Africa hopes to foster a vibrant artisan sector in Ghana that will serve as a continued source of income, employment, and economic growth in marginalized communities for generations to come. Young people, equipped with vocational skills and business knowledge, will be able to rise up as leaders, form and grow cooperatives, and start new businesses—creating a multiplier effect of economic activity and employment opportunities for others in their communities.
Blog #120: Project Grant to Indego Africa