DSV supports Danish Red Cross’ international projects in Malawi and Togo. The support goes toward enhancing the living conditions for poor or vulnerable families by training the locals in a variety of activities that help enhance living conditions and ensure access to fundamental necessities.
A better life for poor families in Togo
In Togo, 3,000 poor or vulnerable families, around 21,000 people, receive training with the objective of enhancing the living conditions and financial situations for the families in the Savanes regions.
The project pays special attention to women and youths and includes training in:
- Income generating activities such as agriculture with initial capital provided by the Danish Red Cross
- Family planning in youth club settings
Building resilient communities in Malawi
The project in Malawi targets 150,000 of the poorest people, focusing especially on families with young children and schoolchildren.
The project has a holistic approach to creating resilience in the three provinces involved and includes ensuring access to basic healthcare, water and sanitation as well as disaster prevention. Examples of activities include:
- Supporting schoolchildren with school uniforms, schoolbooks and school meals
- Provision of latrines, water pumps and hygiene education
- Training in disaster prevention
In November 2017, DSV visited the project in Malawi to learn more about the country’s need for aid and relief and to see the difference Red Cross makes. Go to Latest news to read the articles and learn more about the trip and the project.