Help an At-Risk Family Become Self-Sufficient
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A Small Business Helps End a Family’s Poverty
Having a reliable way to generate their own income is essential for a family that lives on the edge. Emergency aid will help them survive. But only generating their own income will allow them to become stable and thrive.
The type of small business will vary, depending on where the family lives. It might be a market stall, or some rooms they build in their home and rent out, or farming. It doesn’t matter what the business is. What matters is the pride and satisfaction that come from being able to support your own family.
Our Sustainable Livelihood Programs
All families with a child enrolled in our Child Sponsorship or Family Reunification program receive a small business grant or loan. We train them to navigate the financial world, helping them complete applications, learn about financial management, set up bank accounts, create business plans. We act as business advisors, providing whatever help a family needs.
In their words…
The Community Development program gave me self-confidence and taught me how to save. I was able to contribute towards our family expenses. This made me feel good and strong. —Priya Mother of Sponsored Child, India