With the grant support from USADF in 2017, Foundation for Youth Initiative supported Mangalla Women Development Association’s Peanut Paste Capacity Building Project at Dumadang Village in Mangalla of Central Equatoria State. The goal of the project was to improve the standard of living of 500-low-income peanut producers and also to improve MWDA’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that deems suitable for funding by a donor or financial institution.
Foundation for Youth Initiative has provided training and technical assistance on numerous topics including Business and Entrepreneurship Training; Financial Management and Governance Training; Modern Peanut Paste Processing and Industry Best Practices Training; Policy and Procedures Manual Development and Business Plan Development. The project will improve MWDA’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that deems suitable for funding by a donor or other financial institutions. It is also expected to improve its financial management, business management capacity, technical and operational capacity, marketing capacity, help increase farmers’ incomes, increased agricultural investments and supported young farmers both members and non-members