Sep 17 2008
Victory Community Development Services (VCDS) is a non profit organization established to support a rural area with extreme poverty in the highlands of Ethiopia. VCDS is committed to providing safe drinking water, building school, clinic facility, roads and providing text books, school materials, back packs, and supplies for elementary and middle schools for all students. Also pamphlets and literature on AIDS prevention will be made available to schools.
The village is located on a mountain top with no roads, electricity, running water, clinic facility, or transportation. The lack communication with the outside world has hindered the village’s developement. The community’s 15,000 inhabitants live in complete darkness, materially and spiritually.
Agriculture and cattle breeding being the main cash crop, few small scale merchants operates commodities within the community. This is one of the area where women are not participating in the economic sector by tradition. VCDS is committed to train and teach the advantages of the involvement of women in the economic sector, by helping women start their own small busines through education and micro-finance.
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