Around the world, the impact of extreme poverty on children’s development is devastating. In Uganda, we are working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by 2020 so that the most vulnerable children can reach their full potential. Our work addresses the underlying causes of child poverty through;
Building secure livelihoods and market access by strengthening families’ abilities to build both on and off farm business enterprises in order to achieve both household food and nutrition security and improved income to meet their children’s basic needs.
Building potential for sustainable employment: We help working-age adolescents develop relevant workplace skills. This offers not just a potential livelihood, but it also reduces exposure to violence and gives them hope and aspirations for a better life.
Empowering women through economic opportunities: Research has shown that when more cash and assets get into the hands of women their children benefit and they are able to lead healthier more fulfilled lives.