Livelihoods (Rural)

Consortium partner Welterhungerhilfe (WHH) are leading the rural livelihoods component of the intervention, targeting almost 1,000 families in the villages around Sinjar town.

WHH is working to strengthen the 'pull factors' encouraging the displaced Yazidi populations to return to their fields.

Through providing intensive trainings designed to streamline and compliment traditional practices, WHH is supporting the reestablishment of rural trades including: animal husbandry, arable farming, and home gardening. Using private homes as teaching spaces, WHH is able to deliver in multiple locations to minimize travel times for participants.

After successfully completing the courses, participants can use a follow-up grant to put these lessons to use. Popular investments include: vaccinations, feeding and food processing equipment, tools and additional livestock. Participants are free to spend based on their priorities.

Trainings and grants for over 900 families
15 business trainings
15 Training of Trainers sessions
694 farmers supported with animal husbandry
76 women supported with home gardening and nutrition advice
farmers supported with beekeeping
farmers supported with open agriculture