Livelihood Department

P4T has the vision of creating a self-reliant community. This is done through the intervention of building livelihood opportunities for the local communities. The biggest problem the youth face in our community is lack of skills, employment, capital and land to create and expand economic opportunities for their sustainable livelihoods.

Due to high level of illiteracy, extreme poverty, unemployment, commercial sex workers, and vulnerable people, P4T trains the community members especially the youth and women in marketable vocational skills like tailoring, carpentry, baking, knitting, sowing and handcraft life skills. The trainees are supported with startup kits after the training period to enable them create their own jobs and increase individual and household income. Community Development Groups are formed in villages with its leadership structures and they engage in life skills such as baking, mats making, table cloths, craft chairs, sweaters, and shopping bags among others. Sale of these items in the local markets earns them income.

Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people in Kyangwali. In an effort to create income from agriculture, P4T started a Vegetable Agriculture Investment (VAI) project. VAI is an innovative way to make business out of agriculture. The project trains refugees to grow high value vegetables and fruits and sell them within and outside of the settlement. P4T organizes community members in groups of 10 refugee youth and women members, they select a vegetable or fruit species of high value to grow and sell for income generation.