|Grassroots Women's Bazaar and Research
|Community Development Alliance
|Freedom from Poverty
Community Development Alliance was established in 2005 by a group of social workers and scholars dedicated to promoting community development in Hong Kong. Street vendors, home-made product producers, local women, grassroots workers, social workers, university professors, and people who care about the community were among their members. Since 2008 and 2011, they have been organising grassroots women's initiatives in Tin Shui Wai and Tung Chung respectively to promote development of bazaar policy and increase women's employment opportunities in various forms.
The funds would be split into two parts: organizing a grassroots women's bazaar and conducting research on relationship between bazaar development and women's employment and social participation. Through the bazaar, the organisation expects to explore the potential of grassroots women in order to increase their opportunities for flexible employment and entrepreneurship, as well as to enhance their personal capabilities and community networks. It would promote their participation in their community from a bottom-up approach. At the same time, by researching the feasibility and challenges of the bazaar, the organisation expects to increase women's participation in community and civic life, reflect on its significance, and promote the bazaar's long-term sustainable development.