Teaching a family how to become self-reliant is the greatest gift you can give. Whether it’s a poor single mother with children, or an orphan without a family, empower them to take their livelihood into their own hands it’s more significant.
One of the key strengths of Africa Community Impact Organization’s (ACIO) livelihood program is focusing on sustainability. Instead of just providing short-term relief, ACIO works with communities to develop long-term solutions that can support themselves and their families. By providing education and training in areas such as financial management, marketing, and product development, ACIO helps communities and families to build successful businesses that will provide a stable income for years to come.
ACIO’s livelihood programs have been successful in various parts of eastern Africa countries, specially in Kenya, Uganda and DRC. These programs have helped thousands of individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty, self-sufficiency, and dignity.
The livelihood program offers various initiatives such as microfinance, vocational training, and small business development support. These programs are aimed at empowering individuals and communities with the necessary skills, resources, and knowledge to start their own businesses or secure employment.
Another aim is to build resilient communities that are self-sufficient. For example, our staff teach families how to grow food, or raise livestock in order to decrease reliance on monthly stipend or food packs.
Your support for the livelihood program enables Africa Community Impact Organization to deliver solutions that set up families for success in the long-term.
Secure livelihoods offer the extreme poor a pathway to forge their way out of poverty. According to the most recent figures, 736 millions people in the world live on less than $ 1.90 a day. That equates to approximately 10% of the world’s population living below the global poverty line.
We implement our livelihoods programs in some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Africa. Extremely poor people in developing countries face many risks, a number of which are associated with climate change. An increase in the incidence and severity of climate change related disasters are negatively impacting on crop yields and the availability of food for subsistence farmers. At the same time, people are increasingly migrating to crowded urban areas in search of more secure livelihoods and are facing increased completion for income-earning opportunities.
Our programs are designed in accordance with the specific requirements of each local context. We aim to address the obstacles and the systemic changes that are required to bring about effective and sustainable people. We do this through a broad variety of activities that range from climate smart agriculture techniques in rural settings, to technical skills training and small-business support in rural and urban settings.