Fund 4 Life (help for women in 3 southern provinces)
Women and children are more resilient to the socio-economic impacts of the violence and political unrest in Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat Provinces of southern Thailand.
Objective 1: The network of community women volunteer trainers (women group leaders) are developed and strengthen capacity to support and address the needs of women affected by the unrest and violence in the 3 provinces, and engage in local/provincial planning and implementation.
Objective 2: 102 women’s occupational groups with 1,020 members have strengthened capabilities in livelihood activities, in gender empowerment and life skills towards increased social and sustainable economic empowerment of women.
Objective 3: The project will strengthen the family bond and build up the relationship among members of the family.
Our goal is to help female breadwinners succeed in their entrepreneurial efforts. Beyond feeding their immediate families, these women’s micro businesses can contribute to the viability of the economy in the deep south. Their small businesses can lead to employment opportunities for others in their communities and increase discretionary spending which will translate into more revenue for shops, stores and companies.
The project target groups will be:
1) 1,020 women adversely affected by the unrest and violence in the 3 provinces/low-income women who economically suffer from the loss or serious injury of the male breadwinner of the family.
2) 90 core community women volunteer trainers (women group leaders) of the project.
3) 150 local authorities, provincial occupational training, labor development skills institutes, related government officers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.
4) Children and family members of adversely affected women in the three provinces.
The project’s final beneficiaries will be 4,080 household members, of primarily female-headed households, who will benefit from the project’s activities.
Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat Provinces