Improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable requires that governments have the capacity to deliver essential services. The Organization for Livelihood Enhancement Services (OLIVES) approach to development recognizes that effective state institutions are necessary to ensure that people’s lives are improved with better services, ranging from health to education to security to job creation.
The relevance of sustainable agriculture will only increase in the coming years. Climate change will continue to have an impact not only on agricultural productivity and stability, but on entire ecosystems, worldwide. Small agricultural producers in developing countries are being hit hardest.
Over a billion people in the world live in extreme poverty with no security of their basic needs. Over 75% of these people live in rural areas as small producers, dependent on agriculture for their subsistence.
OLIVES is deeply committed to supporting sustainable economic development. We recognize that a competitive and vibrant private sector remains the primary driver of poverty reduction, wealth creation, employment and access to important goods and services for many of the world’s poor.
OLIVES perceives good health as the center of sustainable development. Good health is at the center of wellbeing, and is vital for everything else we hold dear. Good health aids humanity particularly, children to not only survive disease, but also to flourish, learn, and make
OLIVES works to ensure the poor, access sustainable financial products and services on a fair footing through local micro-financing institutions (MFIs). OLIVES sees micro-financing as a strategy to improve the socio-economic position of poor, vulnerable and/or excluded groups in society by increasing their access to adequate and affordable financial and other related services.