CARE SEED Project: Innovative Poverty Relief

DESCRIPTION

GLP visits CARE’s SEED (Sustainable and Effective Economic Development) program in Mozambique, offering innovative approaches to poverty relief that are built beyond the beneficiary / recipient structure of historic aid organizations. SEED projects are designed instead to train and sustain, continually benefitting communities long after CARE has moved on to assist others.

Some projects include:
– The Paravet Program: Combines paramedic + veterinarian skills that provide vocational training which create new income-generating roles that service rural livestock keepers.
– Partnerships with Basket Weaving Groups: Create and market handicrafts made from renewable materials.
– VSLA (Village Savings and Loans): Simple, accessible, highly effective collective investment partnerships based on shared goals and community that provide rural Africans the means to accumulate personal savings, pay for medical expenses, and start their own businesses.

LOCATION

Mozambique
africa