Beza Posterity Development Organisation (BPDO) aims to support and build the capacity of vulnerable social groups to improve their socio-economic wellbeing, with a particular focus on sexual health and safer migration.
Photo credit: Audrey Guichon/Freedom Fund
Beza Posterity Development Organization (BPDO) was established in 2000 in Kombolcha in the Amhara region as a HIV/AIDS prevention club. Since 2000, BPDO has grown into a non-profit indigenous organisation dedicated to promoting the health and socio-economic wellbeing of the community in Kombolcha.
The Freedom Fund’s grant will support work in Kombolcha town and Kalu woreda in the Amhara region. BPDO will conduct activities that aim to significantly reduce unsafe migration and ensure safer migration as well as provide support services to returnees. The work will be organised around four main strands of activities in order to:
1. Achieve increased knowledge of risks and protective factors in relation to migration, across the community.
2. Support increase economic outcomes for vulnerable households.
3. Respond to the psychosocial and legal needs of women and girls who are likely to, or returning from, migrating.
4. Establish a stakeholder platform capable of contributing to ensuring safer migration amongst women and girls.