Through its livelihood support service, CCFID aims to facilitate the development of marginalized and poor families through various livelihood promotion programmes. CCFID’s key programmatic focus areas are:
Cluster, Sub-sector and Activities
The approach to livelihood promotion is three fold that entails support to enterprise clusters, conduct sub-sector studies for exploring livelihood opportunities and also encourage group and individual based enterprises.
Employability and Entrepreneurship skills
Provide orientation and engage in knowledge building for orienting youth to employment & entrepreneurship, managing work life and enhancing marketable skills.
This includes setting up of activity groups and institutionalizing livelihood promotion through a single window – could be Federation, Producer Company or Resource Centre.
The end impact monitoring is at household level. Hence, CCFID’s livelihood promotion activities are amongst women and men, especially youth men.
This involves continuous “engagement” with community to ensure symbiotic and organic link to all implementation activities. CCFID also works with government, private and civil society organizations.
the organization’s engagement with the affected communities is more than typical for the following aspects:
- Community based structures have been set up for both women and youth (men and women).
- Besides, direct livelihood promotion activities, CCFID focuses on sub-sector interventions and there by enhanced livelihood opportunities.
- Uses microfinance and livelihood promotion as complementing strategies.
- Has formalized the plan to set up Livelihood Resource and Training Centre.
- Aims to equip women and youth with employability skills that will provide livelihood security and would enable them to cope with any future disasters (natural or human induced).
- Adopts an “inclusive” approach, by covering those who were indirectly affected by tsunami, those in second line villages and/or those along the supply value chain.