Our programmes – Economic Livelihoods
The KHANA Economic Livelihoods programme aims to strengthen the self-reliance and a dependence of households of people living with HIV, orphans and vulnerable children, and key population. The programme uses four key interventions:
- Promotion of saving behaviours through the village savings and loan method (VSL);
- Provision of livelihoods skills in land, water, livestock, financial and business literature, and
human resource management;
- Provision of small cash and seeds grants as a start-up capital;
- Provision of on-site technical support through home visits.
The KHANA Livelihoods Learning Centres (KLLC) in Kampong Chhnang provides a hand-on approach to capacity building and practicum training using demonstration gardens.
Up to September 2015, with generous financial support from the EC through HIV/AIDS Alliance and USAID, KHANA established 354 VSL groups, with a total of 4,524 members (including 3,055 women), and provide livelihoods skill trainings to 1,958 participants, of which 855 are female.