The majority of marginalized and vulnerable people live in rural settings. They are experience poverty, are engaged in unstable livelihoods and are increasingly at risk to global shocks such as pandemics and climate disasters.
To respond to this, we designed three different projects through are LAB approach. These have now been scaled up and have become core areas of our work.
Inclusion of farmers with disability, especially women and elderly, in the communities, to increase and improve their food security and livelihood through improved access to agriculture assistive technology and more involvement in agriculture value chain.
People with disability will have increased self-confidence and access to employment (including self-employment) through the engagement in the inclusive vocational training center, job coaching and counselling, small business development training and start-up grant.
Vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, in rural and marginalized areas are most vulnerable to negative impacts of climate change, which results in devastating negative impacts, such as forced migration and the ability to engage in sustainable livelihood work.
Marginalised and vulnerable people are the center of our work guiding our development and organic growth. We aim to be responsive but also focused.