80% of the world’s poor live in rural areas and work mainly in farming. By giving people in farming communities better ways to lend, loan and save their money, we encourage stability, empower women and help children stay in school. Village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) do just that, especially in areas where banks are not accessible. We spoke to Christiana about her journey from farming to becoming a business owner, and the successful launch of her brand-new movie theatre in rural Tanzania.
in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered
were sent to school and benefited from vocational training
were removed or kept away from child labour
were reached through awareness-raising activities
children are involved in child labour worldwide
children are doing work which is hazardous.
of child labour is in agriculture
children and youth are out of school
Children on the move are more at risk in general and may end up in child labour, either working alongside their parents or ending up in other jobs, especially alongside their parents. Why?
No need to take our word for it, at the end of every ECLT-supported project there is an external, independent assessment to determine the successes and weaknesses from which we can draw lessons to bring about effective and long-lasting solutions in the fight against child labour. In 2020, ECLT’s Umoja project in Tanzania came to a close, before embarking on new programmes we contacted an independent expert to carry out an assessment of the project and here are some of the findings.