Livelihoods

Livelihoods

Pact's livelihoods work helps more than a million people each year to increase their income, giving them the skills, knowledge and resources they need to overcome poverty and marginalization.

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people with increased net income and savings in 2020

Economic, environmental and social resilience and empowerment are at the core of people's ability to own their future, especially for women, youth and disadvantaged groups.

Pact works hand in hand with the communities we serve, co-creating sustainable responses to improve their livelihood opportunities, resilience, human capital development and access to finance and markets. Our WORTH program, which brings rural women together in small groups to save money, access credit and start small businesses, has reached more than 1,000,000 people in 16 countries. 

We use an integrated approach to holistically prepare families to be resilient to unforeseen shocks. We meet those challenged by poverty where they are, and deliver the tools they need to address root causes, adjust to the often-shifting social and economic landscape around them, and become income-secure.

Our Livelihoods Work in Action

A miner in Zimbabwe who participates in Pact’s Zimbabwe Accountability and Artisanal Mining Program. (Credit: Maggie Dougherty/Pact)

Better working conditions can improve safety and productivity of artisanal and small-scale miners around the world

May 4, 2021
A new World Bank and Pact report finds that better working conditions can improve productivity, health, and safety for the over 44 million...

Gender equality in companies boosts the rights of women workers

April 27, 2021
Highlighting the importance of applying a gender approach in work environments to reduce economic gaps and prevent violence against women....

Strengthening economic resilience

March 17, 2021
Pact works hand in hand with the communities we serve to improve their livelihood opportunities, resilience, human capital development and...

A las Flores en Bici

March 3, 2021
Pact and World Bicycle Relief partnered to deliver 100 bicycles to women working in Colombia’s cut flower sector. The initiative helped...

Epifania Minja: Empowering women across Tanzania through WORTH

March 2, 2021
Epifania Minja leads Pact's WORTH programming in Tanzania, helping women across the country gain skills, resources, confidence and more.

In Tanzania, Pact supports children living with HIV by helping their families earn stable income

January 20, 2021
Hosea Samola is a father of two, including a child who is HIV-positive. He lives in Sumbawanga, a remote village in Tanzania’s Southern...

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Chen Sopheap

November 2, 2020
After seeing them struggle to find options for earning income close to home in Cambodia, Chen Sopheap started an association for women...

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Srey Phallathavy

November 2, 2020
Srey Phallathavy runs her own business in Cambodia making water hyacinth products. As a young woman entrepreneur in Cambodia, she has faced...
Daw Kyi Htay is a PGMF client in Myanmar. (Photo: Aung Ba Thu/PGMF)

SIFEM invests USD 8 million in Myanmar

September 14, 2020
This week, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) provided a USD 8 million loan to PGMF to promote financial inclusion in...

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Lim Kanika

August 31, 2020
Lim Kanika is founder of Sepak, an online sales platform for Cambodian handicraft producers. As a young woman entrepreneur in Cambodia, she...