Today, 900 million people are working but unable to lift themselves out of poverty. You have the power to help change this.
How our programming works What we achieved in 2017 How your support can help
How our programming worksWhat we achieved in 2017How your support can help
With the help of generous supporters like you, World Vision has been supporting people in poverty to gain skills and opportunities for their livelihoods. We help communities to grow crops of higher nutritional and market value in a sustainable way. We also work to make market relationships more equitable, and we help communities prepare for and respond to risk such as natural disasters, which can derail livelihoods.
After being trained in World Vision’s THRIVE program, Robert and his staff make school uniforms to sell at his business.
This community farmer group is being trained in agricultural work as part of the Drylands Development Program by World Vision.
ThetThet Lin keeps busy and happy, managing her household and her business.
Local fishermen show off their catch at World Vision’s Marsh Project in Rwanda.
When the Rwandan government started a program called GIRINKA (One Cow Per Poor Family) in 2006, it was intended to help relieve malnutrition rates. Unfortunately, it also meant a market saturated with milk.
Drocella, a local farmer, says: “It was not good because we had nowhere to sell milk. Sometimes the milk shops wouldn’t buy or pay. Or if they did pay, it was in instalments and not in the timely manner we needed.”
That’s when World Vision built the Milk Collection Centre in January 2014, including the cooling tanks and milk cans to help the farmers get started. Having a central location for their wares meant that farmers could make more income, instead of competing.
Now, farmers are paid regularly every 15 days, providing more stability for their families. It also makes it easier to access loans because lending institutions see regular cash flow.
When you give a gift to World Vision, you can help facilitate a suite of world-class livelihoods programs based on innovative practices and business principles. People living in poverty can have an opportunity to increase their income, gain a robust livelihood and have reliable access to food. This means families can better provide for their children’s health, education, nutrition and general wellbeing.
“The last time I found work was over a month ago,” says Harju, a 50-year-old daily wage earner living in Sagar, India. Ever since the community was been hit by a devastating drought, jobs have been scarce.
As a job card holder, he was guaranteed 100 days of work by the government, but he has never had a day’s work from it in eight years. He keeps desperately trying to find work nearby, so he doesn’t have to leave his family behind.
All that’s keeping his family alive is a small herd of goats. “Selling the goats is just enough to sustain my family,” Harju says. He wants a chance to earn a living and give his family some hope. With your help, you can support people like Harju to find a livelihood and survive difficult circumstances.
“The last time I found work was over a month ago,” says Harju
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