NHF's Community Development Program employs an integrated and sustainable approach that empowers individuals by equipping them with the skills they need to effect change in their own lives and communities.
Through capacity building, business development services, loans and grants to establish income-generating projects (IGPs), as well as the creation of job opportunities at the grassroots level, we assist in reducing poverty and unemployment, and enable thousands of underprivileged people to increase their family incomes while improving their quality of life.
The entrepreneurial spirit within NHF communities has flourished under women-run handicraft cooperatives and a rural lending program. Since 1987,we have focused on developing the entrepreneurial potential of women in particular to boost family income. A Revolving Loan Fund, run by the Quality of Life project, was initially set up in 21 villages across the country and continues to serve 25 communities. NHF's mobile Capacity Building and Business Development Services Unit has trained more than 12,000 community members and strengthened the capacities of 126 community-based organizations across the country.
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