Project Components

The overall project is made up of 03 thematic components; a) Resilient Livelihoods; b) Nutrition & Primary Healthcare and c) Inclusive Finance. Special focus is given on Women Empowerment Leading to Gender Equality, Disability Inclusion and Disaster & Climate Resilience.

a) Resilient Livelihoods

The Resilient Livelihoods component is working to boost income of the extremely poor people (mainly targeting women) by engaging them in a range of Income Generating Activities (IGAs). The support for IGA development includes appropriate financial services, skills training for farm and off-farm activities, vocational training and microenterprise development. In addition, the project aims to grow and transform some of the potential livelihoods into business clusters by providing selective value chain interventions.

b) Nutrition and Primary Healthcare

This component seeks to tackle the intergenerational malnutrition problem through nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions. The essential nutrition service package is ensured in three ways: 1) delivery of a package of essential services either by supporting better delivery of the National Nutrition Services (NNS) or through direct delivery where there are significant gaps in NNS capacity, 2) community-level work to address some of the social practices that prevent good nutrition outcomes, and 3) promoting income-generating activities that support nutrition outcomes where possible.

c) Inclusive Finance

Alongside technical services, target members receive grants, appropriate loan including seasonal loan and enterprise loan for IGA establishment and microenterprise development. Disaster and Climate ResilienceThis component promotes climate-resilient livelihoods through early warning systems. It also explores ways to support households manage common risks such as illnesses, and predictable disasters/climate-related risks such as flood and cyclone.

d) Disaster and Climate Resilience

This component promotes climate-resilience livelihoods through an early warning system. It also explores ways to support households manage common risks such as illnesses, and predictable disaster/climate-related risks such as floods and cyclones.

e) Disability

This component is designed to address the specific needs of the extremely poor people with disability. Where possible, livelihood opportunities are tailored to their specific capacities. The project also seeks to increase their access to social safety net programmes to ensure that their basic needs are met.

f) Women Empowerment

Special focus is given on gender relations within households and across the community involving both men and women. The project deliberately targets women as primary participants of the livelihood graduation component to ensure women-led economic growth.

g) Community Mobilization

The project builds social support and change the social norms that exclude women, girls, people living with disabilities and others. Through grassroots advocacy, the project also builds linkage with public and private institutions to ensure extremely poor people’s access to various service systems