Sustainable Livelihoods Program
A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks, maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets, while not undermining the natural resource base’. This definition has been borrowed from Ian Scoones of Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and seems quite appropriate to the rural context of Sindh.
- Expand technical and vocational skill base of poor and marginalised people, especially women for reducing economic vulnerability.
- Enhance asset base of poor women through training them on livestock management and initial donation of cattle.
- Demonstrate sustainable design and implementation of sustainable practices in rural systems of farming and resource management.