BENEFITING: International Charity for Africa (ICAFRICA) Inc.
The current economic downturn in Nigeria, as in many other African countries, is creating tremendous poverty problems for thousands of extremely poor families in Nigerian villages and small town. In a typical town like Umuahia, thousands of parents work very hard every day but earn very little and therefore are not able to buy adequate food to feed their children, more than once a day. The primary reason for this is that all these parents are self-employed in micro enterprises and or small farms and do not have adequate capital to expand their income generating activities. A typical impoverished family of four (4) in Africa, operates on a capital of less than $100 and earns (through their self employment) about $3 or $4 a day. This can't do much to feed the family and meet their other basic life support needs.
Through the work ICAfrica charity is doing in Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia, we have devised a Revolving Microloan programs that boosts the operating capital of these breadwinners, enabling them to immediately begin to earn $6 to $10 a day, thereby moving their entire families out of extreme poverty. With microloan of $100, these families are still poor, not extremely poor, but they now have a fighting chance to earn more, using the increased capital they now have. Their children can look forward to a brighter future. Those families that are unable to find the means to earn more, end up in great misery and early deaths.
Over the next 3 months, we are trying to raise $500,000 required to move twenty thousand 20,000 family BREADWINNERS (responsible for the welfare of appoximately 100,000 children & adults) in Nigeria, out of extreme poverty. We also want to use this project opportunity to provide results that show donors in the rich countries, that what it takes to end poverty in Africa, is to empower the poorest people to leverage their skills to achieve economic independence and gain a voice against bad governments. You can learn more about ICAfrica at www.icafrica.com
Please support this fundraising with anything you can give. Also also note that every $100 you give, empowers and moves one family of four (4), out of extreme poverty, permanently!