Orphan schooling support in Tsevie, Togo

In Tsevie, a city of about 60,000 inhabitants located 35 kilometers from Lomé, many workers live due to the
proximity to the mining region (phosphate zone). Due to the high number of HIV/AIDS cases, the number of
orphans is quite high, and every year 70% of the orphans have to leave school because their host families
do not have the necessary financial means. The Covid 19 pandemic has worsened the economic situation
due to inflation in food prices, fuel costs, and transportation costs, especially for large families. This project
specifically aims to support orphans by covering the cost of school fees, school uniforms and school supplies
for 50 orphans (30 girls and 20 boys aged 10 to 16). In addition, 50 foster mothers are supported through a
program to strengthen and/or initiate income-generating activities, such as how to run a small business,
improve numeracy skills, and offer mini-loans to start a small business.

Project Overview

Project Year
Area
2022
Africa
Country
Region
Togo
Tsevie
Aid type
Duration
Education
1 year
BASAID contribution
9300 CHF
Local contribution
2700
Local partners
Acteurs Reunis
Contact
afrika@basaid.org