Microfinance

Microfinance

Kaaba Micro finance Institution‟s (K-MFI) is a financial service provider that aims to strengthen the economic base of the low-income women, youth and SMEs in Somaliland through loans and savings service. The institution offers different kinds of help and combines cost-efficient methodologies with a very high level of customer service. For more information visit www.kaabamicrofinance.org

Special Needs Education

Special Needs Education

The purpose of the Somaliland Braille Centre (SBC) is to enhance the level of acquisition of education and visually impaired for the visually impaired in Somaliland through the provision of structured education and advocacy skills on rights for persons with visual impairment. SBC equally aims for the promotion of an inclusive education. The project has so far directly benefited 68 blind and visually impaired students and indirectly  it has benefited another 485 of their dependents and family members.

Vocational Training And Skill Development

Vocational Training And Skill Development

Started in 2007, DHFs vocational training is an educational project that employs an innovative model, which engages trainees as problem solvers, not as problems to solve. The project targets 3 groups: secondary, university and vocational training graduates who wants to build their entrepreneurial ability and their business management skills.

The project works on a sustainable livelihood intervention with ultimate focus on employment generation. Trainees gain access to comprehensive training on market-orientated entrepreneurial skills focused on sustainable business start-up and expansion. By providing the trainees with opportunities for receiving marketable skills training and subsequently accessing them to financial services the trainees are better equipped for productive economic activities to sustain themselves and their dependents. Besides the above skills, the project also provides the trainees a whole range of key competences and soft or transferable skills.

DHF believes that this demand oriented technical training is not only vital for personal survival and dignity but it is also an essential part of peace building and conflict prevention such as problem-solving, the role of striving towards results, calculated propensity towards risk and a personal innovation role. DHFs specialization in this concept and other ones makes the organization a formidable asset.The project has from 2007 benefited 660 youth and women directly, and has indirectly benefited another 4,620 of their dependents. The combination of technical training, skill development and functional literacy training boosts both the project’s output and sets standards for a good concept that works.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Raising And Prevention

HIV/AIDS Awareness Raising And Prevention

The purpose of the project is to raise the awareness of the community and to educate them about the epidemic by training high risk women and men of reproductive age. The project has so far trained and educated 288 high risk, women & men of reproductive age living in Hargeisa and Gabiely districts as peer educators and change agents.

Gender based violence

Gender based violence

DHFs GBV program puts emphasis in projects that decreases the vulnerability of GBV woman survivors and vulnerable women through participation in community livelihood activities.  The objective is to empower, educate and raise their awareness in the protection measures against GBV and to reintegrate them into the society in a sustainable and dignified way.Interventions include technical and skill trainings combined with micro grant to enable them establish micro enterprises. The objective is to empower them to become economically before reintegrating them back into the community in a sustainable and dignified way.