Livelihoods

Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities

Pact's livelihoods work creates systems-level change, and it gives people affected by poverty and marginalization the tools and skills they need to become heard, capable and vibrant.

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people with increased net income and savings in 2019

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.

Learn more about Pact's global Livelihoods and Economic Opportunities+ programming here

Our Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities Work in Action

Pact, U.S. Department of Labor announce new project in Colombian sugar and cut flower sectors

February 13, 2020
The only way that the surprise of flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day gets any sweeter is when they feel as good to give as they do to get...

WE Act and ANDE host Cambodia's first Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Learning and Sharing Forum

January 24, 2020
More than 100 people from 60 organizations in the Cambodian entrepreneurship ecosystem came together to learn from and share with each...

Cobblestone paving in Zambia

January 22, 2020
  In Zambia, Pact is working with communities to boost local employment, economic growth and public infrastructure through responsible...

Quadrupling sales through reliable electricity access

December 12, 2019
Khin Cho Wint lives in a rural village in Myanmar with electricity access supplied through a decentralized mini-grid. She took an interest-...

Photo story: MYCulture

November 13, 2019
Promoting sustainable aquaculture in rural Myanmar

Changing lives though small grants in rural Myanmar

September 3, 2019
The LIFT Dry Zone Small Grant Fund for Civil Society is strengthening civil society organizations (CSOs) and livelihoods systems in nine...

Pact mothers group becomes a leader in community development

August 5, 2019
Gwani East ward is a hard-to-reach area in of Gombe State, in northeast Nigeria. People there have long struggled with poverty and lacked...

WORTH's impact: A mother of 11 becomes a thriving business owner

August 1, 2019
Ummi Yusuf has 11 children. Together, she and her husband, who she married when she was 18, worked hard to support them. Things changed for...

Empowering women entrepreneurs in rural communities: Kayin State, Myanmar

June 11, 2019
With funding from USAID, Pact's Advancing Community Empowerment project, or ACE, is using a range of solutions to help communities in...

Stepping up for young women

April 24, 2019
In Tanzania, young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Working with partners Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and the National Institute for...