LIFTING FAMILIES UP
Empowering Children - Equipping Families
Providing a child with access to education and opportunities is integral to the future of the family
There is no one size fits all solution and it takes a multifaceted approach where each family’s situation is taken into consideration. Using an individualized approach we provide the tools families need to keep their children in school.
Starting with scholarships to supplement schooling costs, families receive the support they need to ensure that their children remain in the classroom. From there we add individualized support for each family’s needs based on their needs and capacity.
Some families receive agricultural training to increase their harvest/ to learn how to cultivate high value crops while others receive training and assistance to raise poultry or other livestock. Whenever possible, safe, sustainable and environmentally informed techniques are used. Education and training is designed to help families increase their income and maximize their potential to transition to being self-sufficient.
In the case where family members are unable to learn new skills due to age or illness we will focus on providing fundamental necessities, all with the goal of ensuring that families do not have to make difficult decisions between schooling and income for their children.
Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself and his family; teach the skills to build a small business and she can lift her family out of poverty.
Nowhere is that clearer than in our Small Business training for women projects. Each woman in the project receives targeted training in small business training and in an income generating activity. Through skills training the women learn how to use everyday materials to grow or create products using environmentally friendly techniques to increase their household income. Specific trainings are tailored to each location’s needs.
After completing the training, women can apply for small loans or grant to put their new skills to use. The loans are returned to a revolving community fund and other members can apply for loans.
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