Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

RELEDEV

RELEDEV

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Alleviating poverty through education.

Through projects both in Australia and abroad, Reledev seeks to alleviate poverty by enabling individuals to secure a stable income through education, to help build promising futures for themselves, their families and their communities.


2015 Pitch
Funds raised: $18,900

Reledev presented at The Funding Network in Sydney on 7 September 2015: with $18,900 raised towards the delivery of technical and vocation skills training for other Yolanda typhoon survivors, to get back on their feet again.

The impact...

Betty has a small business selling eggs - but when the harvest is low, she supplements the family income by selling food items she has learnt to make through business and vocational training with Reledev.  Betty has learnt how to cook delicious traditional food from safe easy recipes that she can sell within the local community - and she has made a proposal to offer her food products for sale in the local school canteen.  

Betty's contribution to the reconstruction of a sustainable local economy was realised after the funds raised helped with the delivery of technical and vocation skills training for Betty and other Yolanda typhoon survivors like her, Reledev is helping local women master new recipes as well as important food business and employment skills: food safety, hygiene and handling, job-readiness, financial literacy and micro-entrepreneurship.    

Training commenced in July this year for an initial cohort of 25 trainees: in the coming months, further 25 women will be assessed for their technical and entrepreneurial learning needs and offered skills training and qualifications that will help them re-establish a livelihood and generate a sustainable income.   These short courses are a foundation from which to develop financial independence and dignity through work while creating entrepreneurial and employer/employee role models for family and friends in the community. 

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Read their Impact Report


Learn more about RELEDEV.

reledev.org.au

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