For further information contact USADF's country representative.
Estrategos Consultores Associados, Lda
Av. Da Liberdade e Democracia, 9
1º Esq. CP 453A Achada Sto Antonio
Praia, Cape Verde
Tel: +238 26 23 557
Fax: +238 26 23 616
2013 Congressional Budget Justification
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New programs and grants focus on marginalized population in Cape Verde including:
Individuals living in rural areas, who are disproportionally poor (65% of people who live in poverty in Cape Verde live in rural areas). Most development efforts have centered around tourism and the service sector, which exacerbates rural-urban income disparities. Further, water scarcity on Cape Verde affects rural areas the hardest, due to their dependence on agriculture. The rural population struggles with food security and access to water. Many of these communities are isolated and lack basic infrastructure and economic opportunity;
Single women heads of household—there is a high level of male emigration, which has created a marginalized population of women trying to raise families on their own. There is a 40% unemployment rate among these women; Persons with disability; and Geographically marginalized populations on small islands such as Brava, S. Nicolau, Maio, where there is less infrastructure and economic opportunity. These islands have much less access to markets and development assistance because of transportation barriers.