Economic Empowerment for SGBV Survivors

This project was first started in 2010 when GECPD with the support of UNHCR provided business start up capital of between US$ 100 and US$ 200 to some 33 survivors of SGBV to enable them establish safe alternative livelihoods. The recipients received training from GECPD in economic empowerment and helped to develop their own business plans.


23 of them established business in their various settlements with 12 of them turning into viable business ventures, where the owners were able to accumulate savings of upto US$ 148 over a period of 6 months from the profits. GECPD has received the support of UNHCR to support another group of 75 survivors in 2011 to establish sustainable livelihoods through provision of business start up capital of upto US$ 300.