Tuesday, September 12, 2006

ASAP Africa and CARE enter new partnership

ASAP Africa will be working as an implementing partner with CARE Zimbabwe on a new 18 month project. The Joint Initiative Consortium project is headed up by Mercy Corps. Other partners are Africare, Catholic Relief Services, Oxfam, Practical Aaction and Save the Children UK. ASAP's role in the project is to adapt the savings and lending methodology project concept, that has been proven to be very effective in rural settings, to the urban setting of Sakubva - a high density suburb of Mutare. The goal is the improve access to food, raise household income and help households better cope the impact of HIV and AIDS. Causemore Samanga will be taking a lead role in ASAP's project implementation.

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