Our impact

The ECLT Foundation works directly with communities in 6 countries.

ECLT in numbers

Since 2011, ECLT has supported over 920,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
  • 90,000 +


    in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered

  • 32,000 +


    were sent to school and benefited from vocational training

  • 195,000+


    were removed or kept away from child labour

  • 625,000+

    community members

    were reached through awareness-raising activities

About child labour

Child labour is work which puts children's health, safety, education and development at risk.

152 million

children are involved in child labour worldwide

73 million

children are doing work which is hazardous.

Over 70%

of child labour is in agriculture

262 million

children and youth are out of school

Latest news

Highlights of our work around the world
  • 28.02.2021

    I am a proud, independent, business owner: Christiana’s story

    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.

    #Projects #Women's Empowerment

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  • 28.02.2021

    Children on the move are children at risk

    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?

    #migration #Child Protection #Child Labour

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  • 10.02.2021

    Independently evaluating interventions is crucial for long lasting impact: an example from Tanzania

    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.


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