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Contact e-mail: bgwprojects@gwgl.nl post addresses: Glorieuxlaan 4, 5613LN Eindhoven, Nederland St. Jozefstraat 1, 9041 Oostakker, België
Addis Ababa, has a rapid growing urban population and experiences a high incidence of poverty. Moreover, the urban poor people in Addis Ababa live in crowded, dilapidated, substandard makeshifts with very poor or non-existing sanitation facilities and undesirable environment. The rate of unemployment is high and crime is rising. As known poverty and a low educational level are main reasons for the prevalence and the poor knowledge about HIV/AIDS. In our targeted catchments areas about 30% of the population are illiterate. Low income and poor living conditions can result in risk behavior and risky ways of income generating activities. The comprehensive knowledge about AIDS in Addis Ababa is only 31.8% among the women and 44.7% among men. Our empowerment programs aim for improved quality of life for those vulnerable groups because improved quality of life is closely related to having a regular income. Having sustainable income increases self-esteem, relieves stress, improves people’s health condition and their position in society. Having an income decreases the risks dramatically and increases the probability of children attending school, health seeking behavior, participation in society and further employment. We are grateful that we can socially and economically empower women. This is because of close collaboration with our donors. BGW CSSC helps women with HIV with self-income generating activities so that they can become independent and earn their own income. The counseling Centre support the women to discover their own strength and dare to raise the subject of HIV. By organizing coffee ceremonies, where coffee is served in traditional ways, women spread their knowledge and denounce the deeply rooted beliefs.
C.S.S.C. and empowerment
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Addis Ababa, has a rapid growing urban population and experiences a high incidence of poverty. Moreover, the urban poor people in Addis Ababa live in crowded, dilapidated, substandard makeshifts with very poor or non-existing sanitation facilities and undesirable environment. The rate of unemployment is high and crime is rising. As known poverty and a low educational level are main reasons for the prevalence and the poor knowledge about HIV/AIDS. In our targeted catchments areas about 30% of the population are illiterate. Low income and poor living conditions can result in risk behavior and risky ways of income generating activities. The comprehensive knowledge about AIDS in Addis Ababa is only 31.8% among the women and 44.7% among men. Our empowerment programs aim for improved quality of life for those vulnerable groups because improved quality of life is closely related to having a regular income. Having sustainable income increases self-esteem, relieves stress, improves people’s health condition and their position in society. Having an income decreases the risks dramatically and increases the probability of children attending school, health seeking behavior, participation in society and further employment. We are grateful that we can socially and economically empower women. This is because of close collaboration with our donors. BGW CSSC helps women with HIV with self-income generating activities so that they can become independent and earn their own income. The counseling Centre support the women to discover their own strength and dare to raise the subject of HIV. By organizing coffee ceremonies, where coffee is served in traditional ways, women spread their knowledge and denounce the deeply rooted beliefs.
Contact e-mail: bgwprojects@gwgl.nl postadressen: Glorieuxlaan 4, 5613LN Eindhoven, Nederland St. Jozefstraat 1, 9041 Oostakker, België
C.S.S.C. and empowerment