LE MIE RADICI

LE MIE RADICI

(MY ROOTS)

Fight against irregular immigration in Ethiopia through the promotion of the micro enterprise

452

new young entrepreneurs

71,8 K

euros invested in new business activities

1,5 K

people aware of the risks irregular migration

A project that fights illegal immigration of women from Wollo, Ethiopia, through professional training programs and micro-enterprise promotion for the community and for the local institutions.

 TO STOP IRREGULAR IMMIGRATION IN ETHIOPIA

BACKGROUND
THE IRREGULAR MIGRATION 
OF ETHIOPIAN WOMAN

Irregular migration is a serious problem in the Amhara region of Ethiopia; from this region, every year, thousands of people emigrate looking for a job and better living conditions. The main migration route is the one that leads to Saudi Arabia from the province of Wollo. The phenomenon mainly affects women between 18 and 30, who have less rights, less access to education and lack of possibilities for an individual and a professional growth in their country of origin; for women, irregular migration represents a particularly dramatic path, marked by violence, physical and psychological abuse.

OBJECTIVES
MICRO ENTERPRISE AND WORK
AGAINST IRREGULAR IMMIGRATION

Le mie radici wants to fight irregular immigration by improving the socio-economic and socio-health conditions of the most vulnerable people, who are mainly women, in the Wollo Region. The project includes an integrated approach that combines job creation and training to micro-enterprise, oriented to people at risk of migration. The aim is to strengthen local institutions and raise awareness among the entire community. With this aim, we are committed to working on the root causes of immigration, collaborating with the beneficiaries of the project.

HOW WE WORK
MICRO-ENTERPRISE AND TRAINING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WOLLO

To effectively fight irregular immigration in the Wollo, we have developed an integrated approach, created during years of work with Ethiopian women and local institutions. Our project includes three types of intervention:

  • professional training on microeconomics and micro-enterprises dedicated to women, with the aim of strengthening their economic skills and their autonomy;
  • involvement and training of local authorities to encourage fighting against irregular immigration;
  • raising awareness on the risks of irregular immigration of the whole community in schools and villages through social theater.
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RESULTS
COMMUNITY INVOLVED
IN THE FIGHT AGAINST IMMIGRATION

Through an integrated approach involving people at risk of migration, young people and institutions, Le mie radici has created a virtuous model for the prevention of irregular migration through awareness-raising, training and the creation of micro-enterprise activities. With our project we have:

  • trained over 800 people at risk of migration, through practical microeconomics courses;
  • supported 500 new young entrepreneurs, who started micro enterprise in the Wollo region;
  • involved 10 schools in Social Theater activities about the risks of irregular immigration, with the participation of more than 4,800 children and young people.
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OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Beneficiary

Cifa

Via Ugo Foscolo 3

10126 Torino

Bank transfer

Banca Unicredit Spa

IBAN IT34Q0200801005000102087969

SWIFT UNICRITM180

Postal order

Poste Italiane Spa     C/C 50829423

IBAN IT84U0760110300000050829423

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