Worldwide, over 1.3 billion people are living on less than $2 a day. When you are that far behind, it’s hard to get ahead. That’s why Global Relief Trust facilitates savings groups, improve market development, and provide skills training access to micro-finance, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
For us, we strongly believe, ‘teaching someone to fish will enable to feed their family’, for this we have been providing thousands of widows and poor families with finances and equipment to start their own business. These include sewing machines, ricksaw, tractors for farmers as well as equipment for people to train as engineers and mechanics.
Global Relief serves communities locally through empowerment, engagement and effective development. We work to address basic needs — like food, water, healthcare, and education. Then can we address more complex community needs, such as skill training, community-managed savings and loan groups, and micro-finance to fuel the local economy?
We train those in need to grow their business, improve farming methods, and work together to form cooperatives. This helps parents become better providers for their children. And those children grow up better nourished, better educated, and better equipped to break the cycle of poverty.