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Ananda Marga-Universal Relief Team (AMURT-HAITI)Empowering Women and Feeding Families Through Entrepreneurship
|Location Port-au-Prince||Funds Requested US$8,800.00|
|Repayment Term 12 months||Activity Food Service|
|$ Raised So Far US$8,800.00||Repayment Schedule Monthly|
|Products or Services Natural Peanut Butter and Processed Peanut Butter, Jam (Pineapple, Peach, Orange, Cherry, Apricot, Citrus) , Akasan (popular Haitian drink made from boiled corn), Handmade leather sandals.||Amount Still Needed US$0.00|
Facilitate access to credit for the members of MIKAV to sustain an economic activity aiming at developing self respect and confidence.
In 2010-2011 AMURTEL, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), organized distribution of various items for disaster relief such as tarps, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, tool kits, clothing, and food. Last year, AMURTEL provided literacy and computer classes for over 100 women and men, of which 30 successfully completed and graduated from a course in computer skills.
Amurtel’s work is global in scope and individual in practice. The organization’s philosophy is that all have an equal right to the basic necessities of life, given in a manner that conveys sincere caring. Amurtel promotes the idea of participative development; a pivotal aspect of its mission is that all service be based on respect for local customs, religions, language and the individual, and provide for the continued self- empowerment of all. Under AMURT-Haiti’s supervision, MIKAV will have an impact on those residing in different settlements (Citron I, Citron II, Impasse Bazile, St-Hilaire) and help them sustain their respective economic activities and increase production capacity. The organization provided necessary training to boost confidence and morale through a series of workshops emphasized on the importance of entrepreneurship as a way out for a better future. Every single member in MIKAV had been involved in an economic activity before the earthquake; they lost practically everything and are eager to restart fresh. It will also have a trickledown effect on the local vendors and past Zafèn clients via acquisition of the raw materials.