Rural communities are more likely to be living in poverty. The poverty rate in rural areas is 17.2% which is 3 times the amount in urban areas.
Before the pandemic, women were already vulnerable. They are more likely than men to live below 50% of the median income. 1 in 5 children live in extreme poverty.
IIRR economically empowers rural communities through four programs
IIRR's financial inclusion programs support financial literacy, training, and access to funds.
We support local entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing resources to enable market support, training, and access.
This program is designed to mitigate vulnerable social and economic difficulties.
IIRR supports locals in procuring resources, such as land tenure, to promote equity.