Livelihoods

Rwanda: Business heats up for chilli farmer Marie

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda took Marie Consolee’s husband and child. For almost 20 years, it also took her hope.

Bangladesh garment workers: How can we prevent another disaster?

Garment workers in Bangladesh could face more disasters like Rana Plaza unless urgent action is taken.

Haiti: Learning the building trade offers hope for young mother

It was the shoes that caught my attention. On the right foot she wore a pink plastic sandal while on the left a black plimsoll.

Haiti: Innovative savings scheme helps women rebuild their lives

Mireille has rebuilt her life since the earthquake, through the help of her community and an innovative micro-savings programme.

How microloans in Uganda are giving orphans a brighter future

Rosemary improved her own life with help from microloans - and now she is putting something back into her community.

"I am fending off drought threats – with bee keeping!"

The knowledge Mohamed gained from bee-keeping training has benefited the whole community as well as his family.

Unlocking people’s potential through business in Bolivia

Value Chains, Business Plans and International Markets. What do these terms mean for some of the poorest people in Bolivia?

Reviving traditions to survive drought in Kenya

“Droughts have been part and parcel of our weather for centuries, but in the last 30 years, their frequency and severity has increased,” says women's group leader Fatuma.

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