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New partnership to improve livelihood in Ethiopia

We at Reach for Change enter a partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is the technical implementation agency for European and German funded projects in the area of economic cooperation and development. Together we will work to empower both women and youth in business development and entrepreneurship with the aim to improve livelihoods of the local population of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Ethiopia in terms of economic development and resilience.

Through the partnership with GIZ we at Reach for Change will be working mainly with the Polytechnical College in Assosa and the Job Creation and Enterprises Development Office; Women, Children and youth Affairs bureau and World Vision BGR in Benishangul-Gumuz. Together we will provide entrepreneurial training for 300 young people and work with the 30 most innovative to design a minimum viable product and ultimately launch a business. In addition, we will be working with 30 women from saving groups to provide coaching and mentoring to grow the profitability of their businesses. This project is a sub part of “Cross-border Collaboration Programme in Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan which is commissioned by the BMZ and co-financed by the EU. The primary objective of the project is to improve the livelihoods of the local population of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State in terms of economic development and resilience.

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