The Providence Community

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The Providence Community

Monrovia , Liberia
Project Stage:
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The Providence Community identifies diverse young Liberian women and prepares them for leadership through part full-time nonprofit apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Liberian women are chronically underemployed, undereducated, and underserved. They are excluded from the most productive sectors of the economy. Girls face a particularly difficult challenge in enrolling in school. There is a historic family preference to send boys to school. As a result 60% of Liberian women between the ages of 15 to 49 are illiterate and 42% have never received any kind of formal education.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The Providence Community creates avenues for female students to build the capacity needed to advocate for the Liberian women. The Providence Community creates avenues for university students to build the capacity needed to advocate for the Liberian youth, in an indispensable manner capable of sustaining the enthusiasm of the organization’s collaborators and their perseverance in action. PVDC will give them the opportunity to explore their intellectual quest for self-sustainability. The organization pursues its mission through a Servant Leader fellowship that integrates service, learning, and living.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

By focusing on economic empowerment and community recovery, The Providence Community creates an opportunity to address the infrastructure and quality-of-life issues in Liberia. We believe that when young women can take advantage of an environment that puts emphasis on making more logical and positive decision that ultimately impact lives; when they have an opportunity engages them in a dialogical and democratic operation in order increase their professional and social skills; when they are given opportunities to explore their commitment to social justice and a chance to utilize their talents to help their peers gain access to opportunities the end result can only lead to job creation, retention and better economy in Liberia.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

PVDC is currently in our planning stage.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The Providence Community operates as a “social enterprise”, delivering socially responsible programs and services that meet the needs of the youth of Liberia. Through our PVDC store, the Providence Community will provide “mission-related” products that generate revenue for the corporation. Through this business model, our agency can self-fund critical programs while reducing its dependency on government and grant funding.