AREA OF EXPERTISE
AREA OF EXPERTISE
The project provides multi-sectoral assistance to vulnerable people including the elderly and people with disabilities in isolated settlements along the contact line not covered by the government social protection scheme. Within the project, the capacity of vulnerable community members is built to provide peer-to-peer vital home-based care to the elderly and persons with disabilities during critical autumn, winter and early spring months. By engaging and strengthening the capacity of community-based volunteers, the majority of whom are women, the project enables local communities to address protection concerns of isolated vulnerable people while providing short-term employment to other vulnerable individuals in the same settlements. The local capacity built within the project will become a resource for the reinforcement of social cohesion within these communities.
Electronic vouchers distribution in Nasha Ryaba, one of the TGH partner shops in Shchastia town, Novoaidarskiy rayon, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. March 2020. ©TGH
To build the resilience of project beneficiaries and maintain their food security levels which drop during winter months due to seasonal increase in food needs, food electronic vouchers (e-vouchers) are provided to project beneficiaries during critical periods of the year. The TGH innovative e-voucher modality implemented based on mobile phones and web money allows reaching remote locations along the contact line often not covered by aid projects. The modality is cost-efficient, appropriate and comfortable for beneficiaries and shops, and allows for real-time monitoring and informed decision-making
Importantly, the partnership between TGH and local shops participating in the distributions of e-vouchers contributes to strengthening small and medium-scale local businesses and strengthening community links between local businesses and communities.
Durneva Tatiana Ivanivna from Zhovanka, Zaitseve, engaged under the Cash for Work component performing one of her daily tasks supporting beneficiaries with disabilities, Bakhmutskyi rayon, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, March 2020. ©O. Filippov
E-vouchers are received by SMS and encompass information on type of e-voucher, value, validity period, partner shop; other SMS are received after each purchase” confirms Lidia Petrovna Tyutyunnik from, Shchastia town, Novoaidarskiy rayon, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. March 2020. ©O. Filippov,