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Application guideline for Micro Project Fund 2022

Facilitators for change is (FC) a local nongovernmental organization established in 1998. FC collaborated with Kindernothilfe e.V. (KNH), a German-based child-focused NGO, to support small and innovative projects of indigenous NGOs through a program named Micro Project Fund for Community Development Projects.

Through this program, FC subgrants innovative community development initiatives of indigenous NGOs and also strives to build their capacity through providing training and technical supports.  This paper aims to inform CSOs on the application procedures, strategic focus, and funding policies for micro-project funding. Please do not try to provide information without clearly understanding the points of request. For clarification, contact the responsible personnel.


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Project name: Catchment based livelihood improvement project in wore Ilu woreda

Project Period: November 1, 2018- October 30 2023

Activity Description:

The major project activities are

Introduction of improved agricultural practices and farm diversification: This component plans organizing farmers into Farmers Learning Groups (FLGs), promoting improved agronomic practices, high value fruits and vegetables. It also works for improvement of soil fertility through compost, promotes forage development and animal fattening. It works for improvement of Local Breeds & Dairy Development, poultry management of the target community and livestock Health Improvement. In addition, it introduces improved Honey production and promotes market linkage

Environmental protection: in this component both physical and biological soil conservation practices are promoted as well as enhancing awareness of the community on natural resource management

WASH: in this component water points (hand dug wells, on spot spring developments, shallow wells and gravity springs) are developed. In addition Community led total sanitation and (CLTS) is promoted.

 Nutrition: This component of the project contains nutrition education, Exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months of life and establishing nutrition referral system with government health facilities to support severely malnourished children

 Target Beneficiaries: the project targets 12418 people (2,500 Female, 3,140 small holder farmers, 1678 children and 5,100 community representatives)

Region/s Amhara regional state

Zone/s: South Wollo


Kebele: The project is being implemented in five  kebelles of the wereda namely Kurfit Aregay (01), Debrenigst mariyam (02), Aba Jalie (05), kuyu (07), and Mekane Selasie (10)

Donor : This project is supported by The German Federal Ministry of Economic cooperation and Development (BMZ) in collaboration with Menschen für Menschen (MfM) 

Fantahun Chekol
Fantahun Chekol
Project Coordinator
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Wora Ilu


Contribution of FC to prevent the spread of Corona pandemic virus at Jimma town

FC is supporting the disadvantaged target groups to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic virus through the awareness creation for the local communities about Covid-19, feeding 100 street children once per day for five months, Facilitate handwashing with soap for the street children, and the provision and promotion of facemasks.  Click here or watch the below video for more details. 



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