IDRF Economic Development programs assist youth, women, and men challenged by poverty, to become self-reliant. IDRF assists program participants by training them in useful vocations as per their abilities and community requirements.
How do we do it?
Providing 7,000 individuals and their families with a way out of poverty through employment.
Ensure that programs offer resources as well as training when possible, to launch programs effectively.
Specifically target communities with chronic levels of precarious employment, providing training in high-demand fields.
Why support IDRF’s Economic Development programs?
Nearly half of the world’s population, more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty, less than $1.25 a day.
Creating economic development opportunities is vital to sustainable development. Women and youth in particular are often marginalized in the workforce. We must create programs that provide these groups with useful skills and opportunities.
Whether focusing on training people in skills that will lead to gainful employment or giving individuals the physical tools required for work, economic development is directly linked to long term financial independence.