Supporting Wales Africa Links to make a difference...

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Supporting Livelihoods Projects

WACL have supported 95 individual project partnerships to develop livelihoods opportunities that benefit community members least able to make a sustainable living, through

  • Agricultural projects
  • Skills development and training
  • Job creation and business development
  • Building capacity / resources to access markets
  • Building trading relationships – with a particular focus on ethical and fair trade.



Spotlight on...

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Fairly Traded Fabulous Fashion

Through Cardiff-based youth entrepreneurs TEACH, ethical fashion brand Kauli makes a difference to the lives of women in Tanzania and students in Wales. Read more...

 First Minister sees how Wales is promoting Fairtrade in Uganda

The First Minister visited the Gumutindo Fairtrade Coffee Cooperative, which was created to improve coffee quality on Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano on the Ugandan border, and provide better trade conditions for producers in the area.


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Montgomeryshire farming link supports Ugandan Orphans

Dolen Ffermio is a community link between Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire and Kamuli and Kumi districts of Uganda. The partnership is aimed at improving the quality of life the Ugandan community through modern agriculture technologies. Read more... 

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Swansea brings 'Gender Equality' through smart economics in Liberia

Women4Resources is a community-based link between Swansea and Liberia, which aims to empower women of all ages and ethnicities by supporting grass root projects. W4R is working towards Gender Equality. Read More ...


Supporting Collaboration

Logo Fairtrade Wales.jpg Fairtrade Wales campaigned for Wales to become the world’s first ‘Fairtrade Nation’ in 2008. With over 80 Fairtrade Town and community groups around Wales, there is considerable overlap with community links – and great opportunities for joint working.


Livelihoods - Useful References and Resources

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - MDG1, Poverty & Hunger

DfID / UK Aid Policy: Reducing hunger and malnutrition in developing countries, and Helping developing countries' economies to grow

Guardian Global Development Hub - MDG1 Resources

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Livelihoods & Economic Recovery

Oxfam - Food & Livelihoods

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) - Secure Livelihoods

Christian Aid - Resilient Livelihoods

The Fairtrade Foundation


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