Community Health & Economic Stability Project (CHESP)
As a response to the great needs in D. R. Congo, in April 2012, World Hope Canada signed a 4-year contract with the Canadian Government’s International Development Agency (CIDA) to implement a Community Health and Economic Stability Project for D. R. Congo in Northern Ubangi and Kasai regions of the impoverished country.
The project, in partnership with three local Congolese partners, Communauté Evangélique de l’Ubangi-Mongala (CEUM), Communauté Évangélique du Christ en Ubangi (CECU) and Butoke, is focused on a number of important improvements for these regions including health care, agriculture and community awareness. These improvements will be accomplished through a number of activities in the areas of medical services; child and maternal health; community strategies; women’s informed decision making in the household and community; as well as improved livelihoods for farm women and their families, widows, orphans, people with disabilities, small business owners, and community members at large.
This project provides donors with the opportunity to have their donation matched 3 – 1! Working with our three Congolese partners, this project seeks to accomplish the following intermediate outcomes:
- Improved medical services, community strategies and women’s decision making within the household to address community, child and maternal health.
- Improved livelihoods for farm women and their families; widows, orphans and disabled; community members; and small business owners.
- Increased participation of women in informed decision making at the household and community level.