Sustainable & Resilient Communities

Our work focuses on addressing the earning potential of vulnerable families and individuals through vocational skills training and sustainable livelihood projects. This gives people at risk of severe poverty the tools to survive times of stress, emergencies and disasters.

In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, a Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development programme supported by Irish Jesuits International works with groups of local farmers in the Kasungu region to teach them agriculture practices and livelihoods skills that will help them to cope with the effects that climate change is having on their crop yields. These tools will enable them to create a sustainable future and create a source of regular income to supplement their earnings from farming alone.