The biggest change in both peoples thinking and circumstances come when you give someone a job. It restores dignity and self-esteem, it enables a family to put food on the table, to provide clothing for their children, firewood for the winter and will enable a family to begin to plan ahead, and dream of the future for themselves and for their children.
We have found that when the Employment component is added to Education and Empowerment programs and they begin to work together then change seems possible.
Many of the poor are strong and able to work, but no-one in their family has ever had a job. Lack of education or lack of proper papers (identity cards) make it impossible to get work. They have become discouraged and lack the hope of finding employment.
We can help people to begin their own small business, and run our own micro-enterprises to help create work within a community.