Microenterprise and Job Skills
Most people struggling with poverty really do want a hand up and not a hand out. BGR conducts hundreds of locally appropriate skills training programs and helps to initiate over a thousand microenterprise projects each year.
Micro Enterprise and Job Skills
When Safia’s father went to prison for his inability to repay a loan, life as she had always known it changed intensely and irrevocably. As she wrestled within the throes of depression, she realized her family’s livelihood fell to her. Despite her pain, she picked herself up, found work, and stepped into the role of provider with grace and dignity. Be inspired by reading the rest of her story here!
It’s winter—maybe you’re dreaming of a warm cruise in the Caribbean! You might meet Susi on your next one! She dreamed of working abroad, and she finally got her chance after studying English in a class you funded!
Roya sits in front of an old treadle sewing machine, bundled up in a headscarf and a coat. She’s being filmed today, so she’s wearing eyeshadow and bright red lipstick. After a few moments at the machine, she looks at the camera and thanks the people who helped teach her to sew. She says …
Leena struggled with poverty. Both she and her husband worked hard on their small farm. They also worked as day laborers when opportunities arose, but the meager income they generated was barely enough to cover their living costs and feed their children. Your gift made a difference for Leena. She now sees a future for […]