In any society, having a decent job involves reducing the vulnerability of its inhabitants, contributes to gender equity in addition to improving their living conditions. The Livelihood project seeks to lay the foundation for economic independence of the citizens of the slum communities with whom we work through vocational training and participation in socially productive activities.
This project aims to promote entrepreneurship among of the women residing in the slum communities, in the age group of 18-65 years of age, by conducting various workshops and training programs as also different income generating opportunities as financial independence is what contributes to social transformation that enable citizens to decide the course of their own lives comfortably.
Since 2012, a number of vocational and occupational training programs have been conducted as part of this project, including tailoring, beautician, computer science, jewelry making and retail sales. Other training activities also included workshops to handle personal and commercial finances, in link with the training being provided for creating self-employment,
This project establishes a network of alliances with similar entities with which partnerships are defined such as specific training for our staff, workshops given by skilled craftsmen, product design etc. This kind of partnership also includes a Livelihood centre where women annually get together to together produce products such as handmade roses (made of cloth) for Spanish festival of Sant Jordi, as also Christmas Cards for our donors and supporters. Many of these women are now self-employed with a monthly income that helps them pay the fees of their children and lead a more dignified life.