Workers live on less than €1.25 per day
Children are estimated to be malnourished
Children under 5 are underweight
The cornerstone of Plan International Ireland’s economic security model is through the provision of Village Savings and Loan Schemes (VSLAs).
They enable people people to access safe and affordable financial services and provide a crucial safety net for vulnerable families in times of food shortage or emergencies.
VSLAs comprise of about 25 local people who contribute a small amount to a central fund. Once they receive training, they then access loans to start up viable businesses and enterprises
Having access to affordable loans in time of emergencies and food shortages reduces dependency on loan sharks.
Invested in Economic Security Programmes
People Trained in Business and Vocational Skills
Agricultural Workers and Farmers Trained