Job Creation and Entrepreneurship

1.4 billion people — nearly half of them employed — live on less than US$1.25 a day.

What you can do

  • Partner with a cooperative that provides training, joint economic ventures, and ownership of assets to its members through a democratic structure.
  • Provide equipment or supples to a cooperative to increase production and sales in the local market.
  • Send a vocational training team to teach business leaders in developing communities how to create a business plan and maintain accurate financial accounting.
  • Expand vocational training opportunities, including job placement programming, at local nonprofit organizations.


Income Generation and Savings

190 million people have accessed micro credit funds.

What you can do

  • Partner with a local micro finance institution (MFI) to create access to financial services and provide financial infrastructure at the community level.
  • Promote the development of mobile banking resources in partnership with an MFI. Cell phones, which can be used to make deposits and transfer funds, can increase access to banking systems in developing communities.

Learn more here.

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