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Empowering Communities

We Currently Operate In The Following Countries:

Bangladesh | Pakistan | Palestine | Uganda

Why Empower Communities in Developing Countries?

Many people in developing countries have the skills and enthusiasm to generate an income for themselves, yet lack the opportunity to put it into practice. In the world’s poorest countries, 1 in 4 children are forced to work which is inhumane and a very upsetting sight to see.

We believe in empowering people to help themselves. Inspired by our faith, we see the wealth given by God as something that all human beings have a right to and we strive to give people access to sustainable ways of supporting themselves and their communities.
Since our inception, we have been working globally to support people in accessing work and education.

Our livelihoods projects cater to the specific needs of the communities that we work with and can range from anything from providing vocational training to young people, to the distribution of crops and equipment to farming families.

We have heard of the old proverb “if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” – our empowering communities projects aim is just to do that!

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Environmental degradation and climate change have disproportionate impacts on women and children.

How You Can Make A Difference

Small Business Start-up Grants

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A man handing over keys to a Rikshaw as a part of a charity project to help the poor.

A start-up grant is available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in developing countries. In addition to finance, individuals will also receive free mentoring to help them succeed. The loan is unsecured, so there’s no need to put forward any assets or guarantors to support an application. However e do commit to rigorous background checks.

In a nutshell, we help with poor communities to improve their lives. With a focus on sustainable development, and this programme gives poor people better access to opportunities to improve their livelihoods and lift themselves out of poverty, permanently.

We have helped set up small businesses from fruit stalls to rikshaw services in the past.

Country
Description
Price
Tanzania
Micro Business
£100
Palestine
Micro Business
£850
Uganda
Peasant Farming Pack
£10
Bangladesh
Rikshaw (Cycle)
£150
Bangladesh
Rikshaw (Motorised)
£500
Bangladesh
Retail Shop
£1,000
Bangladesh
Cycle Repair Shop
£800
Bangladesh
Cow
£450
Pakistan
Fruit Cart
£300
Pakistan
Corner Shop
£1,000
Pakistan
Rikshaw (Motorised)
£1,500
Pakistan
Wheelbarrow
£50

Sewing Machines

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Woman in Pakistan using a sewing machine

Provide a vulnerable Pakistani woman with a sewing machine, and the vital skills to start her own tailoring business. We will provide one woman with the tools and training to start a sewing business.

Through this project in Pakistan only, our sister charity (Cpt. Muazzam Ali Shaheed Welfare Foundation) has established a skills development centre, providing over 200 women with full training in sewing, fashion design, embroidery, tailoring, jute and paper bag making, screen printing and basket weaving. Our livelihood projects are transformative, empowering the most marginalised people with the tools and skills to lift themselves out of poverty, for good.

Country
Description
Price
Pakistan
Sewing Machine
£50
Uganda
Sewing Machine
£100
Bangladesh
Sewing Machine
£100
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