Livelihood and Community Development

The livelihood and community development projects implemented by HPPI have a holistic approach encompassing many components of health, education, skills training, capacity building and awareness. The projects work in sync with government development programmes and facilitate linkages to public services and schemes for the project beneficiaries. Each community development project is attuned to local needsthrough an initial need assessment, wherein the local needs are identified and the final design and outcomes of the project are decided. Typically, a project is implemented in the same area for a period of 3-5 years in order to achieve impact and sustainable development. Each project aims to ultimately enable the beneficiaries to become change makers in their communities.

Cross cutting areas of intervention under community development and livelihood are:

  1. Education: Educational initiatives for pre-schoolers, out-of-school children, remedial training and adult literacy is routinely integrated into the projects.
  2. Health: Promotion of good health is integrated in the projects through training, awareness activities, health camps and check-ups and linking beneficiaries to government schemes.
  3. Women Empowerment: Projects under this segment engage in women empowerment through education and training, capacity building, awareness activities and facilitation of self help groups and access to government schemes.
  4. Skill Development: Training programmes on skill development are implemented, to help improve the employability of the working population including school drop-outs, semi-skilled and un-skilled workers. These programmes include vocational training and digital literacy.
  5. Agriculture: HPPI undertakes focused interventions in agriculture, horticulture and livestock management. Such interventions have been designed to improve efficiency in production systems, lower input costs, increase per capita output, and improve food and nutritional security at household level.