Income Generating Activities

We work to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities by helping them acquire the skills and assets needed to be free from oppressive labor, recover from setbacks, and create a better future for the next generation.


  • Basic skills training. Conducting workshops to teach young people and adults how to read, write, and calculate, so they can effectively participate in social and economic life. 
  • Vocational and business skills training. Conducting workshops to teach vocational and business skills that help find jobs, start a business or otherwise generate an income.
  • Micro-finance. Setting-up a microcredit fund managed as a community through credit groups.
  • Equipment. Distribution of equipment and initial supplies necessary to start their own business, such as farming tools and seeds or sowing machines and cloth. 
  • Technical advice. Transferring methods and techniques for how to make the best use of available resources, such as using land to grow enough food to support the family.

Click on one of the projects on the right for examples of livelihood projects.