With your support, families can better provide for their children’s health, education, nutrition and general wellbeing.

Donating Monthly

Your monthly donation will help ensure families have secure sources of food and income.

Donate once

A single one-off donation will support our work in livelihoods.

Your monthly donation will help ensure families have secure sources of food and income.

A single one-off donation will support our work in livelihoods.

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Help build the foundation for better lives. These are the kinds of activities your support will make possible.

Reducing risks and building resilience

Rapid-onset disasters, like earthquakes, and slow-onset crises, like drought, can derail livelihoods. We educate communities about these risks and help them to be better prepared. We also liaise with governments and other stakeholders to reduce the impact of disasters. Joint initiatives include early warning systems based on mobile phones, livestock insurance, earthquake-resistant infrastructure, and social safety nets such as cash transfer programs.

Improving agriculture and food security

We help farmers increase the quantity and quality of produce, both for family needs and for sale. For instance, we help farmers make their farms more productive and sustainable through our pioneering work in Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR). This rapid, low-cost and easily replicable approach to restoring and revitalising land improves harvests, livestock productivity and income.

Addressing environmental and climate issues

Your programs create joint wins across livelihoods, health and the environment. For example, we promote household uptake of fuel-efficient cook stoves, mainly in Africa and Latin America. As well as having important health benefits, this supports livelihoods by reducing environmental degradation, the inefficient consumption of wood and school days lost to firewood collection.


Supporting economic development

We help people gain the income and assets they need to work their way out of poverty. For example, we facilitate small-scale savings, insurance and credit services for people outside the reach of formal financial institutions. This means they can plan ahead, cope with household emergencies and invest in their livelihoods.

Help facilitate a suite of world-class livelihoods programs based on innovative practices and business principles.

Your support is vital.

50 years of improving livelihoods with your support.

For the last 50 years, our supporters, field workers and volunteers have enabled communities to revitalise agricultural landscapes and improve families’ economic well-being. Your support will help ensure more people can lead fuller, richer lives.
 

Help improve food and income security, and ensure livelihoods can withstand shocks and stresses.

Improving livelihoods and food security is just one part of our approach to community development.

Learn about other ways you can help make a change and improve lives.