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International Development Cooperation

We do International Development
Cooperation Projects to make a Poverty-Free Village.

Making poverty history isn't impossible.
Since 1988, OBOS has given support to nearly 50 countries in Asia
and Africa for development program and humanitarian assistance.

Education Health Livelihood
  • Nepal
  • Kenya
  • Pakistan
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • Nepal

    Nepal

    Medical

    Sector
    Health, Education
    Target Region
    5 Towns in Pokhara
    Project Title
    Health Care and Wellbeing Project for the people of hill side village and Empowerment with education & leadership building for Vulnerable in Pokhara, Nepal
    Beneficiary
    1,000 people, 100 children, 20 youths and 50 women
    Partner Organization
    St. Paul Mobile Clinic
    Project summary
    • - Provide health care service gratis by running a mobile clinic
    • - Improve the nutrition status of poor children
    • - Organize afterschool classes for children and youths
    • - Provide poor women with training on vocational skills
  • Kenya

    Kenya

    local

    Sector
    Livelihood
    Target Region
    Meru
    Project Title
    Integrated Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability Project (IEEESP)
    Beneficiary
    2,000 farmers
    Partner Organization
    Caritas Kenya
    Project summary
    • - Build the capacity of farmers on agroforestry, conservation agriculture, natural resource management, good agricultural practices and animal husbandry
    • - Improve food security by promoting drought-resistant high value traditional food crops
    • - Encourage socio-economic empowerment by spreading SILC(Savings and Internal Lending Communities)
    • - Support community initiatives on natural resource management and agroforestry
  • Pakistan

    Pakistan

    Education Medical

    Sector
    Education(Human rights)
    Target Region
    Rawalakot(AJ&K)
    Project Title
    Empowerment of Facilitation Committees/CBOs/Line Departments and Media through Capacity Building and Complete Phase out from OBOS Collaborated Projects at Rawalakot AJ&K
    Beneficiary
    3,365 members of Facilitation Committees, CBOs(Community-based Organization), local officials of the authorities concerned and journalists
    Partner Organization
    PCSW&HR - Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights
    Project summary
    • - Strengthen the capacity of facilitation committees, CBOs, local officials of the authorities concerned and journalists
    • - Implement overall evaluation on the empowerment project
    Sector
    Health
    Target Region
    10 towns in Faisalabad
    Project Title
    Community based health services, income generation and cost saving program for poor women
    Beneficiary
    50,000 people and 3,000 women
    Partner Organization
    AIM - Identity, Merge and Action
    Project summary
    • - Provide the poor with health care service gratis
    • - Improve the health condition of pregnant women, mothers and children
    • - Give support to women for income generation
    • - Organize training on kitchen gardening and cutting down family expenses
  • Myanmar

    Myanmar

    Education Local

    Sector
    Education
    Target Region
    16 Locations in 8 Dioceses across Myanmar
    Project Title
    Teachers Training Course (TTC) at Pyinya Sanyae Institute of Education (PSIE)
    Beneficiary
    50 teachers
    Partner Organization
    Archdiocese of Yangon
    Project summary
    • - Give teachers training on teaching skills and provide creative and comprehensive education for the children and youths
    Sector
    Education
    Target Region
    Hpa-An (Kayin State)
    Project Title
    Education expenses, foods, medication for 50 vulnerable and underprivileged children who are studying in Hpa-An boarding house
    Beneficiary
    70 vulnerable and disadvantaged students
    Partner Organization
    Diocese of Hpa-An
    Project summary
    • - Give support to students for dormitory, food, medicines, school supplies and tuition fees
    • - Provide students with training on spiritual and moral values and support outreach program including English, computer, music, and sewing
    Sector
    Livelihood
    Target Region
    AnnTownship (Rakhine State)
    Project Title
    Sustainable Livelihood and Holistic Development Enhancement of vulnerable households from 10 remote villages in Ann Township, Rakhine State
    Beneficiary
    1,080 households (4,633 people)
    Partner Organization
    KMSS_Pyay
    Project summary
    • - Promote the sustainable development of community-based organizations through capacity building
    • - Promote income generation activities with micro-credit program and alternative livelihood system
    • - Improve child education and development
    • - Establish infrastructure for community development
    Sector
    Livelihood
    Target Region
    Chin State
    Project Title
    Comprehensive Rural Innovative Development (CRID)
    Beneficiary
    41,890 people
    Partner Organization
    CAD (Community Agency for Rural Development)
    Project summary
    • - Support car road construction
    • - Establish the irrigation facilities of terraced farms for year-round cultivation
    • - Organize training on sewing for girls
    • - Increase people's knowledge of law through the media
    • - Conduct first aid health training for quacks
    • - Provide food rations and teaching aids for community-based nurseries for better education
  • Cambodia

    Cambodia

    Local Medical Education

    Sector
    Education, Livelihood(Agriculture)
    Target Region
    Preyveng
    Project Title
    Agricultural technology training for poor farmers
    Beneficiary
    130 farmers, 92 youths, 165 children
    Partner Organization
    CFP - Cooperation For Prosperity
    Project summary
    • - Support education for children and youths; promote their self-development after graduation
    • - Provide poor farmers with training on farming techniques and encourage them to apply the skills to practical use
    • - Support poor farmers' income generation and financial management followed by their agricultural activities
    Sector
    Health, Livelihood
    Target Region
    Phnom penh, Kandal
    Project Title
    Seedling of Hope
    Beneficiary
    750 PLHA - People Living with HIV/AIDS
    Partner Organization
    Maryknoll Cambodia
    Project summary
    • - Improve the condition of poor PLHA and their families in health, hygiene and nutrition
    • - Improve the psychological health of poor PLHA
    • - Support the sustainable livelihood of the PLHA and their families
    • - Improve the housing condition of poor PLHA - especially women-headed households and orphaned & vulnerable children
    Sector
    Livelihood(Agriculture)
    Target Region
    Battambang
    Project Title
    Komping Puoy Community Development Program
    Beneficiary
    232 farmers and grassroots people
    Partner Organization
    Caritas Cambodia
    Project summary
    • - Help poor farmers and their families increase agriculture productivity and income through family food production and feasible income generation activities
    • - Promote the mutual development of the poor by strengthening the capacity of 24 VDAs(Village Development Association)
    Sector
    Education, Livelihood
    Target Region
    Kampongchnang, Kandal
    Project Title
    Protection, Advocacy and Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Living and Social Integration Projects
    Beneficiary
    240 people with intellectual disabilities - mostly children and youths - and 240 families having a person with intellectual disabilities among their members
    Partner Organization
    Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang - NH Cambodia
    Project summary
    • - Improve the health condition and education of people with intellectual disabilities
    • - Improve the living condition of people with intellectual disabilities
    • - Strengthen the capacity of people with intellectual disabilities for their self-reliance and independence in family and society
    • - Raise awareness of people with intellectual disabilities in family and community
    Sector
    Education, Livelihood
    Target Region
    Kandal and the whole area in Cambodia
    Project Title
    Empowerment of the Persons with Disabilities based on Human Rights and Self Reliance
    Beneficiary
    120 differently abled people from the age 18 to 40 and local personnel (25 teachers, 4 social workers, 29 production staff members)
    Partner Organization
    Jesuit Service Cambodia – Banteay Prieb(Center for the Disabled)
    Project summary
    • - Empower persons with disabilities through vocational training
    • - Enhance the self-esteem and sociality of persons with disabilities through their capacity building
    • - Promote the self-reliance and social participation of persons with disabilities
    • - Create job opportunities for persons with disabilities through the Center’s Production and generate income for the sustainability of the Center

Education is the best way to change the life of the poor. In reality, many children have little opportunity to go to school and escape from poverty. To solve this problem, OBOS supports local communities so that they can improve their educational environment, have more teachers trained and respect the right to education for everyone.

Poverty means in a sense that people cannot harvest crops as much as they need for a living nor have an adequate income. In this regard, OBOS helps those in poverty make a living on their own by providing them with financial support and various training so that they can have more means to make a better future with enough food and income.

People in poverty are easily exposed to preventable and treatable diseases with limited access to health and medical care service. Under these circumstances, OBOS supports a variety of projects that organize health care training and improve medical care service for the poor and vulnerable.

Focuses and Priorities of the OBOS Project

  • ① Within the framework of a long-term program for self-reliant and sustainable development of local people, OBOS focuses on projects in which it could play a cooperative role as a partner based on Catholic Social Teaching, global solidarity, Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness, and Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA), avoiding simple financial assistance.
  • ② OBOS gives priority to projects that support local efforts to drive positive social change; help local people build their own capacity and ownership; promote sustainable development and human rights of the most vulnerable people; increase gender and environmental sensitivity; and that contribute to the achievement of SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals).