AFFORD Diaspora Grants 2

ADG 2 (African Diaspora Small Grants Fund for Economic Development) funded by Noel Buxton Trust

2014 – 2015

The grant provided £2250 for small-scale and community activities that contributed to economic development.


Development Impact for Nigeria (DIFN)
Funded Project: Ipaja Women’s Empowerment Hub – Provided skills and enterprise training to 23 women, and mutual support through establishing a social enterprise hub in Ipaja-Lagos, Nigeria. 

Himilo Relief & Development Association (HIRDA-UK)
Funded Project: Empowering Women’s Entrepreneurship – Provided micro-loans to 8 market women in Somalia to enhance their businesses and improve livelihoods. With 100% returns, this first phase was used to establish a micro loans revolving fund.

Riana Development Network (Riana)
Funded Project: Improving food security for women and children through goat-keeping – Provided goats for vulnerable villagers (24 women and youth headed households), and provided training in managing the herd, with the aim of establishing a revolving goat fund.

WHEAT Mentor Support Trust (WHEAT)
Funded Project: TsebiQiley Adigrat Gardening Project – Established a vegetable garden for carers to build capacity and provide enhanced incomes and livelihood to orphans in Ethiopia.