You know that old clichė about teaching a man to fish to feed him for his entire lifetime? Well, Shivia have applied that philosophy to impoverished areas of West Bengal in India, directly helping 8,000 families lift themselves above, or nearer to, the poverty line, whilst indirectly helping over 50,000 people to improve their lives significantly.
Their Livelihood Programmes equips families with the skills to take full advantage of the resources available to them, whether transforming a single chicken into a reliable source of food and income for an entire household or applying special techniques to coax crops out of poor quality land. Providing people with these kind of skills allows them to achieve ever greater levels of self-sufficiency.
Shivia also run two Partner Programmes in collaboration with two carefully-selected local NGOs. They empower people through microfinance schemes and livelihood training, enabling them to access better employment prospects and financing for enterprise projects.
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