The FXB Village program creates a network of 100 poverty-stricken families – a total of 500 to 600 people, half of whom are children. For three years, they receive nutritional, health, lodging and educational support as well as seed money so that each family can begin income-generating activities (IGA). By earning stable, regular income, the families are in a position to meet their own needs.
The 100 families have now been identified. The first food and health supplies have been distributed. Educational programs have also begun. By the end of 2016, each person will have received a medical check-up and child malnutrition will have been wiped out. The 100 identified families will have started their IGA.
For the following two years, many other milestones will be met. For example, 90% of the families will have access to improved health facilities, and all babies will be delivered by health professionals.
After three years of support, the 100 families will generate enough revenue to get the members of the families out of poverty and will be in a position to protect and raise their children, have a positive impact on their community, and lead a life of dignity in their country.
The AREVA Corporate Foundation has been a partner of the association for more than six years. Two FXB Village programs have already been conducted with its financial support, one in China and the other in India. FXB International has led 165 programs around the world with a success rate of 86%.