Skills Development and Livelihood

Skills Development and Livelihood

As the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to ripple around the globe, millions live in uncertainty about their ability to provide for their families because of daily wage and labor work drying up. Any relief they receive will be temporary; most just want a chance to work and support their families. The issue however, is that they haven’t had the opportunity to learn the skills needed in today’s job markets, either for a job or for entrepreneurship.

HHRD has 26 Skills Development and Livelihood Centers(SDLCs) in Afghanistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, India, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines and Somalia.


Dignity Through Determination


HHRD offers families a means to sufficiency through Skills Development trainings for those drowning in poverty. Our Skills Development and Livelihood Program (SDLP) aims at imparting training to those in need, allowing them to stand on their own feet, and become financially stable. It empowers them to take charge of their own lives with dignity and determination. Skills trainings open the doors to opportunities that can change the trajectory of their lives. Let's end this cycle of poverty through imparting knowledge and enabling families to life themselves from their struggles. There's a certain sweetness that comes with hard work and success; and that is called determination! 

One Home One Skill Sustains Livelihoods

HHRD's vision of One Home One Skill is to sustain the livelihood of every household. HHRD currently provides training in 10 countries at Skills Development and Livelihood Centers set out to organize artisans, assist in developing products, improving product quality and then marketing these products.  Through talent assessment and skills advancement opportunities the beneficiaries are on the road to a better life with confidence to succeed. With an opportunity to work for a better life they also are given the confidence needed to succeed. Many individuals come from the poorest villages, and often have low self-esteem. With supportive teachers and the chance to present their talents to their peers, so many have been given the gift of self-confidence through the SDLP program.

Making Dreams Come True

Souad Shehadeh- Um Mohammad is a Syrian refugee with three children. She suffered immensely after coming to seek refuge in Jordan. Her husband brings in barely enough income to cover their rent and food. To support her family, she joined HHRD’s Skills Development Center sewing training course and benefited from the ‘sewing machine’ gifted from the sister Suzanne Itani grant. In the beginning, she worked at home; she later went to open a sewing workshop called "Makhiatat Al Noor” near her home. Currently, she earns a steady income to support her family. Moreover, she is expanding her workshop into other areas as well.



Rahma, the 7th child in her family, never went to school due to financial challenges. She was enrolled at our center in Madogo, Kenya where she graduated with certificate in Tailoring and Embroidery. She fulfilled her dream of opening her own shop courtesy of donations from HHRD where she is now supporting her family successfully. Rahma has appreciated the support from the donors. She plans to expand her business with the savings from these sales.


Iqra Bibi lives in Chakwal with her son, parents and 7 brothers and sisters. Her father is a daily wage worker and the only bread earner for his family. She was married at the age of 18 and divorced by the age of 22.  She returned to her father’s home along with her 3-year son and faced economic crises, depression and eventually the situation worsened. She completed the School Uniform course at our center and registered in a workers group for orders. 

HHRD Recognized Amongst Top Zakat Charity

HHRD�s philanthropic programs have not gone unnoticed, we are ranked among the top-rated Zakat Eligible Charity in the USA. HHRD received an overall score of 98.23 out of 100, reflecting the trust HHRD has earned with US based donors

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