A large part of the problem in Kg. Song-Song is the poverty trap and generational poverty. In most cases, women were left behind in villages when men out-migrate for work and take on multiple family responsibilities, whereas the women mostly perform care-work, hence, limiting their ability to engage in economic activity, attend training, and travel distances to markets.
Hence, this project will aim to increase women’s’ economic opportunity include training, supporting infrastructure such as Community Learning Centre (CLC) for women’s’ group activity, and network to empower rural women and girls are essential.
This program consists of trainings to participants for four potential economic activities; traditional handcraft, sewing, small-scale agriculture and mini waste management. Another component of the program is to establish and empower women’s’ association.
This project will have a collaboration between Pusat Kraftangan Sabah (Sabah), E-Bazar and Pusat Tamu Kota Belud to provide a mini workshop and a promotional platform for producers of local handicrafts and help them market their products.
The project duration is five months with an allocation of RM40,000.00.
The main SDGs impacted through this solution project is Goal 1 – End poverty in all its form everywhere, Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Goal 8 – Promote sustainable, inclusive and economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, Goal 10 – Reduce inequality within and among countries and Goal 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.