We help ourselves, we help others

Lead partner: The Red Cross Society of Ludbreg

Partners: Town Ludbreg, Municipality of Martijanec, Municipality of Mali Bukovec and Municipality of Sveti Đurđ

Project duration: 30 months

Total Project Cost: 3.148.500,00 HRK

Co-financing rate achieved: 100%

 Project status: in implementation

The results:

Educated and employed 20 women, 110 elderly people receive assistance, acquired IT equipment, established online fieldwork monitoring system, established project web site

Added value of the project

The project “We help ourselves, we help others” has a positive impact on the local community by employment 20 unemployed women, members of vulnerable groups, and raising the quality of life of 110 elderly people through the organized aid and support system for the entire Ludbreg region.

General description of the project:

The backbone of the reported project is the need to reduce the high unemployment rate of women over the age of 50 who have reduced working potential, with a low educational attainment and difficult to enter the labor market due to insufficiently specialized skills and competencies. Lack of skills and low level of education result in their long-term unemployment, increased social exclusion and poverty. The region Ludbreg is predominantly rural area with a large proportion of the older population in the total population, the project is also aimed at addressing the problems faced by older people. Elderly people are at high risk of poverty, have low incomes, they are in a state of social exclusion and are threatened with institutionalization. Through the reported project, the identified problems are planned to be solved in a way that 20 women will additionally acquire the knowledge and skills that will help them to perform gerontologists’ work for 110 elderly people who need help.