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Helping Africa's poor

Published: 21 Sep 2017 09:40

International development funding for aid agencies.

Scotland-based charity CBM is leading a project to improve the quality of life of thousands of people living with, or at risk of, disabling hearing loss impairment in Zambia.

It is one of thirteen projects awarded funding for up to four and half-years that provide support for communities in Zambia and Rwanda.

The Big First Aid Project Scotland is increasing Zambia’s ability to respond to emergencies, while training the next generation of Zambian lifesavers.

A Tearfund Scotland project will use renewable technology in Rwanda to help farmers adapt agricultural practices, increase productivity and respond to a changing climate.

International Development Minister Alasdair Allan said:

“Scotland is outward looking and a good global citizen and we are determined to take a stand in the fight against global poverty, injustice and inequality.

“These thirteen projects will help individuals and families in Zambia and Rwanda and make a real and lasting difference to communities.

“Projects include building capacity of coffee cooperatives, improving health and sanitation in communities and schools, as well as income generating initiatives for people with disabilities.

“Our International development strategy sets out how we will work with communities in our partner countries - Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Pakistan – to contribute meaningfully to the achievement of the new UN Global Goals.”

Background

The thirteen projects that will receive more than £15 million over the next four and half-years are listed here.

More information about the Scottish Government’s International Development Strategy.

Contact: Iain V Monk on 0131 244 2972 or 07771 555 601