Family Income

In order to end poverty, we have to make sure economic growth is inclusive of all people, so everyone has the chance to earn an income and provide for their family.

Families living in poverty struggle to meet their basic needs like access to food, clothing, healthcare, education, shelter and safety. When you’re that far behind, it’s hard to get ahead.

Breaking the poverty cycle with economic empowerment

Breaking the poverty cycle with economic empowerment

Income-generating programmes: assisting with education and skills training, business coaching and small business loans. These activities enable communities to generate and manage savings and loans on a small scale and in a sustainable way, enabling communities to plan ahead and invest in their future.

Microfinance through savings groups: we work to set up and train community member saving groups to save money on a regular basis. These groups of 15 to 25 members meet weekly to put money into a joint savings account, and they can take turns borrowing money which provides the opportunity to enable them to start or grow a business.
Improved farmland productivity: by training farmers in climate-smart agriculture practices including planting drought-tolerant crops, intercropping, and storing seeds and surplus stock which can be sold for further income - lifting the economic well-being of individual households.

We help strengthen families’ capacity to provide well for their children through innovation and strong business principles. We help entrepreneurs with skills training, business coaching and loans. We help farmers increase their productivity and access new markets.


Improving family incomes in the Pacific
There is a lot riding on the success of family gardens in the Pacific – not only do they feed communities, they’re also an important part of local economies. But they’re under threat.

Natural disasters can wipe out infrastructure in a single blow, and our changing climate is slowly eroding the quality of the land being used to plant crops in. Rising sea levels are swallowing small islands and destroying farms.

Now is the time to develop other ways of making money, saving up for the future, and helping families navigate their changing environment. We’re helping set up savings groups with communities, teaching small business skills, and introducing micro-finance opportunities.

Learn more about our work supporting the Pacific.


We are working to provide job opportunities in Asia
A third of the world's poorest people live in South Asia, where the gulf between the rich and poor is growing ever wider, and the population of the urban poor is rising.

Asia has urbanised, creating densely populated, sprawling cities. While it has allowed people to move to cities, find jobs, and be close to health and social services, it has also resulted in poor living conditions.

We work with communities to make sure children have access to food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and schooling by helping their families earn money, through skills training and micro-finance.

Learn more about our work in Asia.


We are helping parents feed their children healthy food in Africa
Many of the poorest people in Africa are rural farmers, growing only enough food to feed their families, and selling just enough to get by. 

And seeking other jobs, training, and ways to earn money is not easy, with limited opportunities to retrain or go to school.    

We’re working to help make other job paths easier to find and tread, so families don’t have to rely on agriculture alone. We’ve set up small business training, financial skills training, and micro-finance opportunities, as well as community savings groups, where people work together to save and manage money for schooling and healthcare.

Learn more about our work in Africa.

You can lift children, their families and communities out of poverty