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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Land Source of Income Foundation
Теl./ fax: 032 / 62 92 86
GSM: +359 89 994-9280

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Start date: 05.2010.
End date: 04.2013.
Duration: 36 Months

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The official statistics regarding ethnicity of unemployed persons in Bulgaria is not being adequate, although variety of researches indicate 60-90% in stringent correlation with place of residence, whereas for rural areas a towering unemployment is observed.
The goal of the project is to decrease Roma unemployment in rural areas by popularizing an approach that utilizes hands-on mentoring combined with microcredit in order to help Roma develop agricultural and entrepreneurial skills.
Distribution and popularization of the model developed by the "Land - a source of income" Foundation within other regions of the country. Continuation of the application of the model in the region of Plovdiv. Establishment of local partnerships for successful integration of Roma families from rural areas. Advocacy for improvement of the policies for development of the rural areal and integration of the Roma communities on local and national level

Results of the project
Supported 127 income generating contracts for land, equipment, or new businesses. Established microcredit funds.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 300
Roma beneficiaries: 300
Roma participation:
Needs assessment
Decision making
Implementation - management

Sources of funding
Amount: 322.092,00 Euro
Donor: America for Bulgaria Foundation