Young girl in Vietnam thrives after donations from New Zealand

Family Livelihoods

Giving families the chance to thrive

In many of the communities where ChildFund works, agriculture is the main source of income for families. However, it's getting more difficult to be a farmer these days.

ChildFund is helping families by offering training in new farming techniques, distribution of alternate seeds and livestock, as well as business skills and new markets opportunities. 

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The majority of people who donate to Gifts that Grow, choose livelihood gifts.

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"How do my donations help improve family livelihoods?"

Training farmers on alternate techniques.

Farming is often passed down through generations, and not much changes over the years. Your donations are helping rural farmers in our dedicated communities to learn about new techniques and alternate farming crops.

Providing livestock for children and families.

One of the best ways to boost household income is through the provision of livestock, like sheep, goats, chickens and cows. Your donations help us distribute livestock to families, and training on how to sustainably produce eggs and milk. 

Improving irrigation for crops in our communities.

In some of the communities where ChildFund works, access to water is an issue that leaves many crops unable to thrive. Your donations allow us to build irrigation systems in our communities to keep crops growing well. 

Establishment of Savings and Loans programmes.

In rural communities, access to loans for new businesses and other expenses can be quite a challenge. Your donations allow ChildFund to establish Savings and Loans programmes, empowering community members to save.

Creating alternate income sources for families.

Sometimes, new business opportunities are right in front of your eyes, but you just don't know it. Your donations help us to identify new business opportunities for community members, and train them on how to access new, profitable, markets.

Distributing small-scale loans for new businesses.

One of the most challenging parts about starting a new business is accessing capital to purchase inventory and get the word out. Your donations help us provide small-scale loans for community members who are ready to start a new business.

News and Stories

Read our latest family livelihood news and stories.

Keep up to date on how we are helping families improve their livelihoods in our dedicated programme areas by reading our latest news and stories.

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