In some communities, Invisible Children provides an initial investment to group projects that provide a direct income for the participants and alleviate an economic need within the community. For example, in some communities, Invisible Children invests in small livestock, seeds, and/or farming equipment while providing business training to participants.
Investments in Local Infrastructure
Where relevant, Invisible Children invests in projects that improve or enhance infrastructure that contributes the economic opportunities available to the community. This can include repairing roads used for trade, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives, and other community projects
Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA)
In most communities, we support the formation of local VSLAs through which participants reinvest resources in sustainable local businesses and projects. Through providing low-interest community loans, participants support one another and open up more opportunities for other members of their community, ensuring that the project has an even wider, long-lasting impact.
Invisible Children supports sustainable livelihood development projects in communities in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).