This project will improve the socio-economic situation of 1,500 very poor and marginal families living in extreme poverty by providing them with financial and technical support so that they will be able to start their individual micro-enterprises using most of the resources found in their farms. Example of these are vegetable gardening, raising of ducks, chickens and pigs, selling food products, sewing and handicrafts. In so doing their well-being is improved.
With multiple problems such as climate change, insurgency in remote barrios, proliferation of drugs and now the effect of coronavirus to health especially among vulnerable populations with little access to medical help, extreme poverty is the situation of most families here. There is clearly a need to support their entrepreneurial activities so that they are able to provide for their sustenance and live with dignity and in good health.
Providing for start-up support in terms of small capital, technical training and mentoring will be one of the solutions to extreme poverty and powerlessness happening to local communities. We have a wealth of knowledge on how to implement this, the only problem is pump-priming support for local communities which this project will be able to provide.
Improvement in the overall social and economic conditions of local families means that they are able to contribute to community-building, promote peace and harmony and surmount what crisis may happen in the future.