Household Economic Empowerment
Over 80% 0f households in Kaberamaido are peasant farmers who earn their income from sale of agricultural products. In 3 out of 5 households a woman is the main contributor of household and family needs. A relationship exists between social expectations, child rearing and economic-environmental contexts. In most of these families, children are expected to play significant economic roles as part of household livelihood systems. Protracted crisis and poverty has made vulnerable children to take on economic roles and activities that pose serious risks to their security and well-being. These risks include the end of education, dangerous child labor, and forced early marriage, living and working on the streets, transactional sex, and trafficking, among others. This is because of lack of livelihood opportunities or employment to help facilitate the development of households to adequately care for their children.
POPOW is helping households especially women to reduce this risk by providing them with business skills training that enables them to systematically assess the appropriateness of several potential Income Generating Activities(IGAs) , and compare each to their specific skills and resources. Analysis of this kind helps them to choose Income Generating Activities that are most suitable to their individual circumstances and potential.