According to the United Nations Development Program, 2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture for their livelihoods. When climatic occurrences, like drought and flooding hinder the growth of crops, people are unable to sustain their income and feed their families.
This can often catalyze a displacement effect: When people can no longer rely on the land they live on, they are forced to leave. This transition can be a devastating one and leaves many living in displacement camps.
Poverty is a cycle, but it is breakable. Growth is a cycle too, and by creating sustainable livelihoods in impoverished communities, people can prosper for many years to come.
Through sustainable livelihood projects, IRUSA donors help people acquire the skills they need to develop a reliable means of earning income. Doing so subsequently helps boost local economies and create jobs. We’re envisioning a world where anyone who wants to can build their own livelihood. Working together with YOU, we can make that vision a reality for another family in need.
Here’s just a sampling of our recent livelihood efforts:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better access to livelihood opportunities a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can build the foundation for vocational training programs for adolescent orphans and other vulnerable youth.
$250 can support integrated programming that builds the resilience of vulnerable rural families frequently affected by flood or drought.
$45 can help bring income-generation programs and training to women.
Please donate now and help break the chains of poverty by investing in livelihood programming.