Outstanding climate change project is recognised by The Charity Awards.
Around 2,400 vulnerable households received first-hand training in a variety of new ways to make a living, from fish farming to tailoring, with support to become self-sufficient.
Where a significant proportion of a fisherman’s income, for example, might have been used to rent his boat from someone else, the programme would support him to buy his own.
- Over the course of the project the average family monthly income almost trebled.
- 97% of newly employed methods of earning a living are continuing successfully.
- Previously it had been impossible for people to have personal savings but for most people this has changed, with one woman reporting personal savings of 100,000 Bangladeshi Taka (R16,694)
- The winner in the category of international aid and development will be announced at the awards in London on June 8.