Educating Women and Children. Building Strong Communities.
All over the world, tremendous efforts have been made to reduce poverty in the developing world. Commitments have been made, resources invested, and new strategies tested.And yet, after decades of effort, the depth and breadth of poverty still has the power to shock.One in five of the world’s population, or 1.2 billion people - two thirds of them women - live in abject poverty.Few organizations have been able to develop or implement a holistic approach to poverty alleviation and fewer still have been able to reach the poorest segments of society.Today, there is a growing realization that, to foster real change, the development community needs to rethink its assumptions about the causes and effects of poverty, and about the remedies to these problems.
In order to deepen the impact of its poverty reduction program, IVD has developed three programs for poverty reduction in villages i.e .Building Schools, Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Electrification that is designed to extend IVD’s ability to reach wider and deeper into poverty with a view to finding a lasting solution. IVD will combine some of the successful ingredients of IVD’s Rural Development Program with several pioneering elements that will enable IVD to test the limits of existing poverty reduction paradigms.In contrast to most poverty reduction interventions, the IVD approach to combat poverty through Constructing new and Renovating existing run-down Schools, Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Electricity “pushes” down to strengthen the livelihood base of the extremepoor.
Experimental and iterative in design, IVD is at its heart a learning initiative.IVD and its partners expect the project to produce a number of important research-based outcomes.Primal among these is an expanded reservoir of applied knowledge about innovative poverty reduction strategies and, more importantly, about how development organizations such as IVD can target the poorest people in villages.