Supporting Economic Prosperity for Women and IDPs (SEW Ukraine)

Reporting Organization:Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,128,500
Timeframe: March 19, 2020 - December 31, 2024
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ukraine - $ 5,128,500.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (27.64 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (24.94 %)

Education (7.42 %)

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The project aims to enhance the economic prosperity for women, including those that are internally displaced, living in the regions of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine. The project targets women with disabilities, and women living in rural or peri-urban areas, who struggle with economic survival, meeting basic needs for their families, and face increased vulnerability to poverty. The project also works to assist beneficiaries to find employment within existing garment production enterprises, or support them in creating sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families through entrepreneurship in the garment sector, a key sector in which employment gaps and opportunities for women’s leadership have been identified. Project activities include: (1) delivering access to employment activities, including vocational training, and workplace integration training; (2) providing ancillary support, such as shared child care facilities; (3) providing tailored capacity-building support to women looking to establish new micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and women who own or manage existing MSMEs in the garment industry; and (4) establishing a loan fund to be used by primary credit unions in the target regions to provide loans to the members of co-operatives and/or owners of MSMEs.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Descriptors: Rural Internally displaced people (IDP) Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the garment industries for vulnerable and internally displaced women living in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts; and (2) enhanced competitive, innovative, and environmentally sustainable micro, small, and medium-sized garment manufacturing enterprises for women in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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