Creating Sustainable livelihood for small population.
sustainable livelihoods is a fundamental right
Smile Together India Foundation is a non-profit organization that works towards creating sustainable livelihoods for marginalized populations. We believe that access to sustainable livelihoods is a fundamental right, and it is critical for individuals and communities’ well-being. In this blog, we discuss how Smile Together India Foundation works towards creating sustainable livelihoods for marginalized populations.
Urban poor family, people living the slums, small and marginalized farmer and unemployed youth & Woman
The activity focused on ensuring sustainable livelihood to the poor population
- Vocational training- Training on different vocational courses – Vocational courses as Marketing, communication, Health care, Computer related skill etc,
- Capacity building on farm sector- The activity as providing training to farmers on different agro practice, providing crop advisory to farmers, Farming with organic inputs
- Formation of Farmer producer company for collective production and marketing to do organize production and realize better price of their produce.
Identifying Marginalized Populations
The first step towards creating sustainable livelihoods for marginalized populations is to identify these communities. At Smile Together India Foundation, we use various approaches to identify marginalized populations. These include:
- Community mapping: We conduct community mapping exercises to identify communities that are marginalized and in need of support.
- Socio-economic surveys: We conduct socio-economic surveys to identify households and individuals who are living in poverty and facing challenges in accessing sustainable livelihoods.
- Participatory approaches: We use participatory approaches to involve community members in identifying their needs and challenges.
Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods
Once we have identified the marginalized populations, we work towards supporting their sustainable livelihoods. We take several measures to support sustainable livelihoods. These include:
- Skill development: We provide skill development training to individuals and communities to enhance their employability and entrepreneurship skills. We also provide vocational training to enhance their skills in specific trades.
- Microfinance: We provide microfinance support to individuals and groups to start small businesses and ventures. This support helps them to generate income and improve their livelihoods.
- Market linkages: We create market linkages for marginalized communities to connect them with markets for their products and services. This helps them to increase their income and sustain their livelihoods.
- Agriculture support: We provide agriculture support to farmers and agricultural workers to enhance their productivity and income. This support includes access to seeds, fertilizers, and other inputs, as well as training in modern farming techniques.
At Smile Together India Foundation, we believe that sustainable livelihoods are not just about generating income but also about empowering communities. We take several measures to empower communities. These include:
- Capacity building: We build the capacity of communities to manage their resources and make informed decisions about their livelihoods.
- Gender equality: We promote gender equality and empower women to participate in the workforce and decision-making processes.
- Environmental sustainability: We promote environmental sustainability by encouraging communities to adopt sustainable practices in their livelihoods.
- Social inclusion: We promote social inclusion by supporting marginalized communities to access services and opportunities.
At Smile Together India Foundation, we are committed to creating sustainable livelihoods for marginalized populations. We believe that sustainable livelihoods are critical for individuals and communities’ well-being and for achieving sustainable development. By identifying marginalized populations, supporting sustainable livelihoods, and empowering communities, we aim to create a world where everyone has access to sustainable livelihoods. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that marginalized populations have the opportunity to live a dignified life, and we are dedicated to making this a reality.