Millions of people are struggling without a reliable source of food and income to support themselves and their families.
VSO builds programmes that help people in poverty live in dignity and security, with better skills, income and fairer access to markets.
Last year we worked to improve access to food and income for 115,000 people.
Helping poor Zanzibar farming communities benefit from tourism
Fruit and vegetable growers are earning a better income through higher standards of produce and new links to hospitality trade.
Increasing profits for cocoa farmers in Ghana
Cocoa Life, a programme run in conjunction with partner, Mondelez, addresses the issues behind low cocoa production - enhancing farmers’ abilities to capitalise on global demand and so access a sustainable source of income.
Enhancing Employability Through Vocational Training (EEVT) TanzaniaVSO's Enhancing Employability Through Vocational Training (EEVT) project has been improving the quality of vocational training in Lindi and Mtwara regions since 2012. It is helping young people find work in new industries or start their own successful businesses: graduate employment rate is up 30%.
Boosting youth employment and income in Northern Uganda
Northern Uganda has long struggled with development following years of conflict. Many children and young people were displaced during the fighting and their education suffered. Today, around eight in every ten young people in Uganda are unemployed. VSO volunteers are supporting farmers groups to boost their income through improving access to education and training in employment skills and agriculture.
Working to improve access and quality of healthcare for everyone.
Last year we supported 900,000 people access better healthcare.