Women’s Empowerment Project

LUCIA has recently committed to funding a Women’s Empowerment Project in collaboration with Developing Families Together (DFT). During our recent field trip we visited the project village with representatives and volunteers from DFT. The overall project objective is to organise and empower 150 poor and marginalised women to enable them to engage in income generating…

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LUCIA wins Sustainability Award!

LUCIA and the University of Birmingham have won an award in the Community/Individual category of the Best Staff and Community Scheme at the Birmingham Sustainability and Recycling Awards. Sylvia and Jane went to the Council House to collect the award from Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, Birmingham City…

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Thank you to our super students!

Over the last few months LUCIA has been working with two students in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Joshua and Catherine both have a keen interest in international development and working in the third sector, and have undertaken a summer placement with the charity as part of their degree course….

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Fuel saving stoves – update

We’re please to announce that our women’s group has begun to put their fuel-saving stoves into production. The “MIRT” fuel-saving stoves save around 50% of the fuel required for conventional cooking on open fires, which means that the families who use them use much less firewood and other fuel. Not only does this save them…

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