Social Inclusion & Sustainable Livelihood
Description: A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from the stresses and Shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future without undermining the natural resource base. In every country Tanzania included there are unfortunately many people who have been disadvantaged to sustainable livelihoods based on a number of factors like climate change, political, economic change etc. Fuoni Sacco group is a microfinance project (village community bank) that has been established by community members to address issues affecting them to enhance sustainable living. They have been involved in entrepreneurship trainings, small business and soon they will start small scale industries to produce some products and lending money to its members.
Type of Work: Depending on the skill/interest; - Production: We will join local community members in production process of variety of items like soap, lotion, jam etc. using herbs and local available resources; - Social inclusion: We will work at the senior’s home in Zanzibar helping in environmental cleaning using the produced products, provide support to the seniors; - Preparation of exhibition: we will work to prepare products to be used for the community entrepreneur’s exhibition to help the group to find market for their produces; - National Youth week celebration: Participants will also participate in preparation and be involved in celebrations of National Youth week celebrations; - Sports and recreational activities: Organizing sports & other activities for the seniors and community members
Study Theme: Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with community members. Various Discussions and educational visits on livelihood issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be Sustainable livelihood; please bring information from your home community for sharing.
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated at the community residential house in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you.
Language: The official languages of this project are English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluent.
Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be flexible, open minded, interested in manual and outdoor activities, easy to adopt and interact with people of different ages and cultures.
Approximate Location: Fuoni is a semi-urban community in the outskirts of Zanzibar stone town. Community members are small farmers, fisheries and small business owners. The community is accessible by both public and private transport. It is located about 20km from town centre and very strategic area to access various daily needs as well cultural and historical attraction of Zanzibar.
Notes: Note: For now, Tanzanian authorities require volunteers to get a business visa.
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