The aim of our livelihood projects is to provide families with sustainable incomes, which will improve their lives in the long term.
Livelihood For Widows:
Worldwide, 1.3 billion people are living on less than $1.25 a day. Due to poverty and deprived economic situation, 40% of the Pakistani population is earning less than two USD a day. They are unable to meet daily food requirements for their families.
Due to poverty and deprived economic situation, 40% of the Pakistani population is earning less than two USD a day. They are unable to meet daily food requirements for their families.
Similarly, in low-income African countries the poverty rate is alarming. The levels of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition have remained unchanged or have worsened in the last ten years. Major crises such as the 2015 Ebola outbreak, climate-related drought and floods in 2012 and 2016 respectively and now Covid 19, have all taken their toll on the countries’ economy.
A life-changing project for the poorest and widows in developing countries
Vulnerable groups like widows, orphans, disabled and elderly people are living below poverty line. They depend on sadaqah, zakat and charity from their relatives, neighbours and other communities to help them meet their food requirements. This situation has made them vulnerable to various threats like exploitation, harassment and protection.
This is a life-changing project for the poorest and widows in developing countries.
A goat usually reproduces one to three babies in 6 months. One goat provides one litre of milk daily.
Similarly hens produce one egg per day.
Vegetable kitchen garden enables the widows and vulnerable families to grow their daily use vegetables inside their house. It will help them manage their daily food requirements at household level.
We will provide one pregnant goat, 5 hens, a rooster to destitute widows. All animals and poultry will be properly vaccinated and widows will be oriented on common diseases.
The widows will also be trained on modern kitchen gardening techniques. They will be provided with seeds, soil and plants. A agricultural/kitchen gardening expert will provide support to the project for at least six months until one cycle is completed.
The project will enable the families to manage their food at household level. In a 13 -14 months cycle, the goat will reproduce kids, which will enable the families to raise the female goats and sell the male goats to improve their financial state.