After literacy the lack of an ability to earn a living is the most important factor keeping mothers and their children in Poverty. The mothers at SPP are trained in a number of skills so that they have income generating opportunities when they return to their communities.
Livelihood skills development is one of the most important programmes run in SPP and plays a significant role in achieving the SPP mission and vision. More importantly it supports the achievement of empowerment independence and dignity- for the mothers we work with.
We partner with garments factories to provide training to mothers so that if they ever have to make a living in a commercial environment they have the skills to start work on a reasonable wage.
Mothers also receive training in managing a small business- buying raw materials, calculating profits, managing money etc.
Livelihood development plays the most significant role in achieving mission and vision of Shishu Polli Plus.