High unemployment is attributable to a weak infrastructure, poor irrigation and obsolete technologies. There is no money for investments – but also not enough knowledge about what investments make sense. Many, especially young people, migrate to the cities.
Our experienced local partners know the situation in the villages very well. They know what steps are necessary to help the concerned families to regain their own destiny. In cooperatives, we help farmers to share their experiences, to learn new methods in agriculture, and to procure modern equipment for milk collection and cheese production. In this way, sufficient money is to be made in order to be able to buy goods of everyday needs, school books for the children or warm winter clothes without debts.
Hilfswerk International helps the female farmers through training courses in environmentally friendly, sustainable and efficient agriculture as well as in the establishment of milk and cheese cooperatives. We support measures to strengthen cooperation with local supermarkets, but also with local decision makers, authorities and companies.