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After the successful implementation of Social Safety Net project in central Punjab, RCDS shared the situation of poverty in District Layyah because after the flood 2010, team developed strategy for long term and conducted baseline studies to get the information regarding poverty. RCDS submitted the proposal after detailed baseline study conducted in two union councils of Aulakh Thal and Kairay Wala in District Layyah. It came to the fore in the wake of the study that residents of these union councils are very poor and did not have any proper source of earning. RCDS focused on the integrated approach because it is not possible to alleviate the poverty through single approach. The objective of Livelihood Enhancement and Protection Program is to create sustainable livelihood opportunities, through the provision of productive assets for the ultra-poor to reduce their vulnerability to shocks.

The LEP program has stretched its supports to 802 males and 1097 females for the establishment of different profitable livelihoods in form of capacity building, technical trainings, cash and products management, marketing and expense and saving art in form of bakeries, welding, kitchen gardening, EDT, market value chain, mobile repairing, CIG, electrical services, asset management, dairy development, clew, TOFC and Bio sand filtration in a continuous and progressing manner.

The purpose of the LEP Program is to bring positive change in their lives so that their social economic conditions could be sustained and they may educate their kids and enjoying all basic human necessities. All the activities and assets are demand driven through training, counseling and probing. In this way community will participate in the development process as proactive agents of change rather than passive beneficiaries of livelihood program.LEP program contributes to the achievement of the goals of;

  1. Eradication of poverty and hunger through skill and trainings
  2. Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women
  3. Mainstreaming the vulnerable