In our program areas, agricultural lands are converted in to housing plots/ real estate/ farm houses and industries. Hence agricultural and gracing lands are decreased. Agricultural dependent families are lost their employment opportunities. Most of the people don’t have any alternative skills to get jobs in industries. Transport facilities in the remote/ interior villages are very challenging for going to colleges and for jobs. In Poondi Block ( Andhra Pradesh border) where we are working , most of villages are scattered and surrounded by reserved forest area. Hence, possibility of new industries/ companies is not possible in these areas due to environmental/ forest department rules.
This creates negative impact in the lives of landless agricultural/ agricultural dependent families in earning income and subsequently it affects their ability to meet financial needs/ life cycle needs. It evidently indicates, to work for improving family income / ability to cope up financial needs of our program communities. we are concentrating on Sustainable Livelihood Program.
The objective of the Sustainable Livelihood Program is to reduce poverty and inequality by generating employment among poor households and by moving highly vulnerable households into sustainable livelihoods and toward economic stability. In order to ensure this we are closely working with Women SHGs, Panchayat level federation, Village Development Committees, Government Banking Institutions, Government Institutions, NGOs and academic Institutions.
- Financial Literacy among women
- Facilitate women SHGs to access financial support from Govt. Banking Institutions in order to address their life cycle needs/ relief from Debt-Bondage
- Marketable skill trainings
- Facilitate needy families to access resources from Govt. Institutions and Civil Society Organizations.