Our commitment is to empower people by giving them the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty and create better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.
After developing and running the Credit Union Development program in various communities, we saw the need for further development and training for people who were marginalized within these communities; particularly those with disabilities.
Once people gained access to financial services and education through other program, we realised there was a need for empowerment through training for livelihood activities. This is why we developed the LEED program: To support individuals who aspire to empower their lives through enterprise and employment opportunities.
When we identify these individuals who need additional support, our project officers connect them with successful graduates of other programs who provide advice and mentorship to motivate them.
We also seek advice from field experts who provide us with the support to teach the techniques and skills necessary for specific livelihood activities.
We continue to support these marginalised groups and help them develop their businesses with the skills and knowledge they gain. Particularly disadvantaged program participants are also given the resources they need to kick-start their businesses.
We ensure that their enterprises are completely sustainable.