Livelihood Development

World Vision believes that every child and family have a right to be protected against the causes and consequences of hunger and malnutrition. For many who go to bed hungry, a new morning does not ensure daily bread. To help children and families live hunger-free tomorrow, World Vision and partners invest in community assets, livelihoods and longer-term development. 

Food for Work/Assets

Where families do not have the time, resources or skills to recover from natural disasters or invest in livelihoods, World Vision provides work and community assets. From Zimbabwe to Kenya, World Vision is equipping families with skills and assets needed to build resilience and sustain livelihoods for tomorrow.

Cash for Work/Assets

Where markets are available, but food is unaffordable, communities are provided cash transfers to rebuild from ruin and legitimize livelihoods. From the Philippines to Haiti these programmes are boosting the local economy, while giving families, choice, dignity and diversified diets.

Livelihoods Approaches 

From enhancing crop yield and keeping animals healthy to providing market access, World Vision’s Food Assistance programming works to ensure livelihoods are nutrition-sensitive, resilient and profitable. Core approaches promoted by World Vision in support of smallholder farmer productivity and profitability include Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, Village Savings & Loans as well as Local Value Chain Development.

Development Food Assistance Programmes

To further combat the underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition, World Vision and USAID collaborate on long-term development programmes. These five year long programmes aim to reduce chronic malnutrition, diversify diets, agriculture production and income and build resilience to natural or man-made shocks. From Niger to Bangladesh to Zimbabwe, World Vision is investing in the holistic food security and development of families and communities.