Description of initiative:
It provides source of income It creates diversions from boredom to productivity especially for youths It strengthen self-help for people who have been chronically reliant on public welfare and traditional ways of living
Description of innovation:
Navigating Domestic Violence through economic community empowerment aims to create jobs and income for youths, women, disabled persons and unemployable citizens in disadvantaged communities in FSM. This will be done via an innovative approach that prioritize natural asset development to create jobs and income. Family enterprises units will be formed to undertake asset enterprise development. An Community Empowerment Foundation will be created to manage and quide this empowerment initiative. The Foundation will provide dedicated enterprise facilitation, training, marketing support and microfinance for eligible family enterpise units. The ultimate goal is to reduce domestic/gender violence by creating sustainable sources of personal/family incomes and job opportunities so that all participating communities have the means to improve their personal, community and family lifes in a safe, free and non-violence environment.
Establishment of the Community Empowerment Foundation to manage the initiative and to provide sustainable support, financing and market promotion for communities and families involved.
Key operational partnerships:
Utilizing traditional extended family productivity units, the Community Empowerment Foundation utilizes this concept through partnersing with enterprising family units in target communities