Remittance Projects by Alphabet
Migration and Development Programme
The initiative is aimed at mobilising African migrants living in Europe to engage in development projects in their communities of origin, through awareness raising, town hall meetings and annual trips migrants make to their communities or origin. The goal of the programme is to mobilise Ghanaian migrant community to transfer their knowledge to small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana.
MSAI-for-CDR model Migrant Savings and Alternative Investment for Community Development Reintegration
The model allows migrants to prepare for the future in the form of social entrepreneurship. To assure that the migrant can reintegrate in his/her home community when wishing to return home, MSAI-for-CDR empowers migrant communities to creates sustainable livelihood opportunities in their hometowns, by mobilising the resources and capacities of migrant workers and channelling them toward community development.
Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Prokolpo
The initiative was undertaken in June 2010 by 12 NRBs from UAE & Malaysia. The scheme specializes in beef fattening and duck rearing. Initially US$ 400 was invested which has now increased to US$ 2000. This scheme is community based collective remittances investment scheme.
Programme d’Electrification Rurale Globale (PERG) [Rural Electrification Programme]
Migrant communities from the Sous region in Morocco have drawn the state into community-generated processes of innovation. In a rural region that was neglected by the state for a long time, migrants forged partnership with the state to create innovative possibilities for development of their home communities. It was a product of a highly participatory process of ‘innovating-by-doing’ that involved M/D, its migrant constituents, villagers, as well as European funders and collaborators that they gathered for the project. Starting out with the ambition of migrants wishing to return to a village with no electricity, the migrant organization arranged electrification ...
Promotion of Seamstresses in Rwanda
The German development organization GIZ offered grants to migrant associations to support remittances for development projects in their country of origin. The seamstresses project in Rwanda offered Rwandan women with little skills the opportunity to develop seamstress skills through vocational training and offer them the opportunity to follow business training and the necessary equipment to practice their new skills.