Promoting Opportunities for Women Empowerment and Rights (POWER) Project

Faith Victory Association (FVA) was awarded a five years Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) Project formerly called Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women (FOWII) project.

The project target 6,000 women and 1,000 men in Rwanda and is being implemented in five districts of Rwanda which are Gisagara, Karongi, Musanze, Nyanza and Nyaruguru.

FVA is implementing the project in Musanze (Northern Province), Nyanza and Nyaruguru (Southern Province) whereby it is working with 2,750 women and 550 men which make a total of 3,300 project beneficiaries.

The project seeks to improve the livelihood of rural women and trains them on foundation of their rights. Major activities of POWER activities include economical empowerment of rural women through sustainable agriculture, learning of improved farming and animal farming techniques. The project also tackles the issue of Unpaid Care Work (UCW) through sensitization on reduction, redistribution and recognition of the said Unpaid Care Work (UCW).

The project is funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands through Action Aid International and FVA receive funds from Action Aid Rwanda (AAR). The project will last for five years starting from 2016 until 2020 and its activities will contribute to sustainable livelihood of rural women small holder farmers.

FVA has also implemented activities of the first phase of this project when it was still called Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW). The first phase was implemented since 2012 until 2015 in Busasamana, Mukingo and Rwabicuma, three sectors of Nyanza district of Southern Province of Rwanda. The implementation success of the first phase has led to the renewal of the contract for the phase two of the project as a leading partner organization among other organizations which are partnering with AAR to implement Power Project.

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