Livelihoods and Income Generation
Poverty is a global issue. Studies from a 2015 report indicate that 10% of the world’s population is still living on $1.90 USD a day or less. The majorities of those living in extreme poverty come from countries with mostly rural areas, poor access to education and health services, and often depend on agriculture as their main form of income. Poverty isn’t just measured by income. New indicators of multi-dimensional poverty look at a range of factors that an individual might experience. This level of poverty is measured by a person’s education, health, and standard of living. Countries with poor education and health systems as well as lack of access to water, electricity and other critical services are often much higher on the list for multi-dimensional poverty levels.
What We Do
In order to work towards reducing poverty as well as the multiple dimensions that support various levels of overall poverty, FutureSense Foundation believe in tackling inequalities in our communities through a variety of livelihood activities. In order to see a decrease in multi-dimensional poverty and an increase in overall livelihood and quality of life, we focus on developing social enterprises that tackle large issues like waste management or water sanitation as a form of income generation. These social enterprises such as women-led sewing shops, clean water infrastructures, or even reusing non-recyclable plastics, not only increase livelihood opportunities and incomes, but also work toward other issues that plague many of the communities we work with and affect their overall quality of life.
The Sustainable Development Goals
Focusing on UN SDG goals No 1. No Poverty, No 2. No Hunger, and No 10. Reduced Inequalities, we are trying to address the issue by working with communities who have low means of income and provide opportunity for increased livelihood so they can live a life of dignity and success.
We believe that with income generation activities as well as the development of social enterprises that not only generate income but also bring awareness and resources to other major global issues, we will see a reduction of poverty and hunger in the areas we work and we will see inequalities reduced. Together, we are working toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals and it is our goal to be a part of ensuring there is ‘No Poverty by 2030’!
2018 Highlights from around the world.
delivered to 34 students as a part of a pilot life-skills program.
completed a 6-week training program learning handicraft skills as a part of a Sewing and Handicraft shop we support. These new skills will increase their income and support their livelihoods.