APBAid Development Projects 2013

Lydia Project, Mizoram (NE India)
It is a joint project of 3 Baptist Churches in Mizoram supported by Baptist Union of Norway with the objective to empower the marginalized migrant women and poor Mizo women to be self reliant. After completing the first 3-year phase, the project is undergoing an evaluation to start Phase-II from 2014 to 2016 with a total budget of $189,190. Phase-I developed 205 Self Help Groups with 2027 individual members providing providing saving and credit opportunities to over 2000 families. 

JBC Japan Disaster Recovery Project II
APBAid facilitated in the request of Japan Baptist Convention for the follow up recovery project, and German Baptist Union positively responded to support the project with the components of health screenings of pre- and school kids in radiation hit Fukushima area, and support to theological and missiological forum on disasters with total budget of $45,718. APBAid is planning for project evaluation process in March 2014. 

JBU Japan Disaster Recovery Project II
The project with a budget of $110,020 is a follow-up project aftermath of earthquake and tsunami disasters in the Tohoku region of Japan. With the support of German Baptist Union this project was launched with with components of 1) Psycho-social counselling with essential supply distribution; 2) Handicraft for income generation, and 3) Children’s care. 

The Emerald Hope Project, Andaman Islands (India)
This project had its beginning with the Asian Tsunami at the close of 2004, as a relief effort supported by BWAid and Baptist Churches of North East India toward the tsunami ravaged Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India). It was later developed into a development project by the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) in which federation of Self Help Groups was organized. The project, after 7 years of implementation closed in 2013 with assessment visit by Rev. Rothangni Chhangte, BWAid Director in December last. 

Nargis Recovery Efforts, Myanmar
Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar’s delta region on May 2, 2008 and Baptists around the world joined Myanmar Baptist Convention in mobilizing relief assistance to the affected communities. The relief assistance continued on as recovery projects. The first group of 4 recovery projects was completed by in 2010, and the second group of 4 projects completed by the end of 1012. The project was closed with the evaluation visit by Eddie Ruble from Cooperative Baptist fellowship and Feraz Legita, APBAid Acting Director. 

Community Development through Micro Loan Program in Aceh, Indonesia
Rebana, the relief and development wing of Union of Baptist Churches in Indonesia (UIBC) launched out micro-finance project worth $32,676 in Aceh area with the support of BWAid and German Baptist Union. The project is mobilizing establishment of 50 business groups within 2 years, benefitting at least 200 households. These families had suffered damages caused by Asian tsunami in 2004. 

Mentawai DRR project, Indonesia:
Rebana-UIBC launched out a recovery project-cum-disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) program costing $89,537in West Coast of Sumatra, in Mentawai district, Bengkulu and Lampung Province. This project had been supported by BWAid, CBF and APBAid, and it was started June 2012. The project mobilized to build capacity of children and Communities in 5 sub-Hamlets of Mentawai thereby reducing the risk of disaster through 1 year DRR activities and to build capacity of Churches and their network reduction of the disaster risk in Bengkulu and Lampung provinces through Risk Reduction trainings.