ORT first collaborated with the Ningo community from 1990 - 1997 to improve local conditions through the provision of early childhood education, health and nutrition services. ORT also constructed several community buildings one of which is now being used as a food drying production facility.
Improve the quality of life for the impoverished women and families through income generation and economic advancement.
This provides micro-credit by establishing a revolving business loan program, which strengthens the existing women's credit and savings infrastructure in the area, and trains business-skills teachers to work directly with production teams, loan recipients, and women in the community at large. The textile goods manufactured in the project are: Yoga mat bags, lap-top computer cases, belts and custom batik fabric.