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No Sex for Fish - Kusa Beach
In Kusa Beach, located in the lower reaches of Lake Victoria in Kenya, World Connect revisits a previously successful initiative, "No Sex for Fish" in which we were able to support women trading sex for quality fish to turn the tables on this practice and become entrepreneurs and boat owners, as opposed to currency. The prior project in Nyamware Beach succeeded at changing local power dynamics and gender roles, and increasing income for women boat owners. The No Sex for Fish initiative has the potential to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections due to the reduction in transactional sex. We are seeking $4,493.18 to help build four new No Sex for Fish boats, which will protect against "jaboya", the practice of women trading sex for fish. Support this project.

Mboure Women's Group

The Mboure Women's Group in Mboure-Sally, a small agricultural community in Senegal, operates the community's garden, which provides food for local families and generates income. The women pull water for their garden from a 26-meter deep well, which is labor-intensive and, the area around their garden as well as the groundwater is often contaminated because the community has no bathrooms, so community members practice open defecation. This project aims to improve sanitation, combat food insecurity, and increase income generation by installing a water-feeding basin at the well for the women and a latrine at each of the community's six housing compounds.

Music for Social Change

San Juan Las Minas is a small community in El Salvador disrupted by war in the 1980s. With only one school and soccer field in the community, the youth are limited in their ability to play and interact with each other outside of school. This project aims to improve and expand the arts and extra curricular activities in the community by solidifying the music program at the local school. Currently, there is only access to a clarinet and a guitar at the school. This project will introduce students to other instruments and provide instruction on how to play them. Music will help open up creative outlets for the children as well as have a positive impact on the community by promoting pride in the achievements of their young musicians.

Chicken Coops in Kainnanko

Kainnanko is a small rural community in southern Senegal made up of subsistence farmers. Due to inaccessible markets, the community is often faced with food insecurity. This project will construct four chicken coops, allowing access to all community members. The coops will help combat food insecurity as well as supplement diets and create an income generating opportunity for the villagers. In addition, the community members will be able to claim ownership and responsibility over the maintenance of the coops, allowing them to enhance their management skills.

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