people with increased net income and savings in 2016
Our goal is to ensure that people with limited livelihood choices gain the resources to be income secure. Our livelihood development programs use an integrated approach to holistically prepare families to be resilient to unforeseen shocks and able to provide for the needs of their families today and tomorrow. Our approach is to meet poor families and communities where they are, and deliver the tools they need to address the root causes of poverty and adjust to the often-shifting social and economic landscape around them.
Zuhura was forced into a polygamous marriage at a young age. As the last of her husband’s six wives and many children, she has struggled to provide for the needs of her six children. Through Pact’s household economic strengthening programming for vulnerable households in Tanzania, Zuhura and her children’s’ future have never looked brighter. Zuhura has been able to open her own business and send her children to school while planning for the future.
“WORTH has saved the lives of my children. Through the loans I was receiving from my group I was able to start my small business of selling vegetables, poultry and now my tailoring business. I am not afraid of the future of my children. My children are going to school just like any other children in my village…One day I am going to buy my own plot and build a house for my children.”
Our livelihood development programs help people like Zuhura to help themselves as they build their assets, save, plan and expand their own livelihood strategies to secure a firmer financial footing for the long term. Pact also builds the capacity of local institutions, agencies, networks, and service providers, to better respond to the needs of the individuals they aim to serve.