Self-Sustainability projects are designed to help those in desperate poverty generate a self-sustaining income to provide for their children and/or community. Forgotten Children Worldwide’s transnational partners request funds for specific projects that will allow them to generate an income to support the children under their care. These projects help to raise our partners, and families, out of poverty while preventing the children from falling victim to the evils of child trafficking. Self-Sustainability projects make a long-term impact on the communities that care for orphans.
Agriculture and Animals
Farms containing livestock and produce help to create sustainable living for an orphan care ministry. Families can generate an income through poultry projects, heifer farms, sheep shearing, fish ponds and goat ranches. Homegrown produce provides food and nourishment for the children while offering a product that can be sold at the local market.
There is a great need for transportation all over the world. This need creates an opportunity for our transnational partners to generate self-sustaining income by providing transportation in their areas. A bus, or mini-bus, can be used to transport tourists, large groups and everyday citizens from place to place for a fare. The proceeds from each fare collected are poured back into the orphan care ministry to care for the children.
Teaching our transnational partners, widows, single mothers, grandmothers and older children vocational skills is extremely important to their financial independence. This training equips individuals with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to be productive and self-sufficient. They are empowered to obtain jobs in their communities or to start a business of their own. For women, this income is significant in helping women provide for their children andguard against human trafficking. Your gift enables us to train and equip a person for bicycle repair, sewing, oranother productive livelihood.