Extreme poverty is complex, and while a single intervention may prove effective, multi-faceted programs have been proven to exponentially improve outcomes for families. Through a participatory approach, Raising The Village provides a combination of projects which addresses the immediate needs of the household while building the foundations for long-term household income development.
We see the following four components as essential building blocks to sustained income development and key drivers for households to break out of extreme poverty.
- Skills Training: Life skills for healthy living, basic health services, and technical training in farming fundamentals and livelihoods development
- Asset Transfers: The one-time transfer of seeds, livestock, agro-inputs, and other prioritized items for food security and community-wide participation across gender and vulnerable groups.
- Savings & Loans: Establishing access to local savings and credit vehicles
- Mentorship & Support: High-frequency community visits, coaching, and follow-up
Projects are implemented sequentially following our Stabilize-Improve-Sustain approach for greater participation and outcomes.