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“Fighting poverty one family at time”

Ever since the impact of COVID-19 in Namibia, YWAM Windhoek has been involved in handing out food packages to some of the most vulnerable families in the informal settlements.

With PROJECT-20 we selected 20 of these vulnerable families to help them become self-sufficient during a six months program. With this project we break the vicious circle of poverty.

WHY PROJECT-20?

About 40% of people in Namibia (nearly 1 million) live in a slum. People have no running water, no electricity and live in small corrugated iron houses. Because of the Corona pandemic, the need is now greater than ever. Project-20 gives twenty families an opportunity to get out of the most extreme poverty.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THIS SIX MONTHS?

Twenty selected families enter a six-month program. Not only do they receive food packages for six months, the family is also coached to become self-sufficient. The focus is on practical skills, leadership and financial independence (for example by starting your own business). In this way we build self-confidence and independence for these families.

COST FOR PROJECT-20

The average cost is 75 euros(NAD 1446, USD 85, GBP 68) per month, per family. This includes the weekly food package + training & coaching to become self-sufficient. We also want to invest in machines and materials to give practical lessons, such as:

  • woodworking
  • electrical engineering
  • metalworking
  • sustainable small-scale horticulture
  • business training

WANT TO SUPPORT PROJECT-20?

Youth With A Mission Windhoek
Bank Windhoek (Maerua Branch)
Bank account number: 1026 751 502
Branchcode: 483-872
SWIFT code: BWL INA NX

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