Sustainable Livelihood

CSU works with Persons with Disabilities to facilitate their access to livelihoods opportunities through support for skills development and access to employment in both the formal and informal sectors.  People with Disabilities are part of the poorest section of people in any given society.  The likelihood that people who stay in a household with a disabled head live in poverty is 38% higher than the likelihood that people who stay in a household with a non disabled head live in poverty (Johannes G Hoogeveen, Disability and Poverty in Uganda 2004).  To achieve MDG 1, eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, Persons with Disabilities need to be included in the various poverty reduction interventions. However, this still remains a big challenge for both government and development agencies.  CSU is guided by the need to work towards reduction of poverty among Persons with Disabilities especially those in rural settings.

 

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