Our livelihood programmes aim to remove the barriers that limit persons with disabilities from participating in society and help them meet their full potential. We support income improvements for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. We help them enhance their respect and standing in the community on an equal basis in all areas of life.
We develop and execute locally relevant on-farm, off-farm, and non-farm livelihood systems. These programmes are unique in their approach; not just through value addition, positive environmental impacts, and sustainable livelihood system, but persons with disabilities enter into leadership and decision-making roles; they become entrepreneurs in their communities. It brings together persons with and without disabilities working as one inclusive team. Local solutions are developed to help farmers and entrepreneurs replicate the idea further. Persons with disabilities become change-makers, contributing to the community in a genuinely empowering model.
We build sustainable, inclusive community organisations (such as Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), Inclusive Self-help Groups (ISHGs), Inclusive Farmer Producer Organisations (IFPOs), and Inclusive cooperatives.
“Lost my leg but not my independence; I am living a respectable life”
Bicycle Shop Owner, Gorakhpur, UP
CBM strives to promote inclusive education addressing above components through our unique programme, learning together playing together
Received ‘Zero Project Innovation Award 2017’ for innovative practice on self-employment and livelihood opportunities. The recognition celebrates inclusive approach with persons with disabilities in leadership roles creating opportunities for the entire community.
Empanelment with Government of India for Access India Campaign by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E).
Initiated inclusive organic farming and scaled up the same to six states
Spearheaded development of draft national strategy for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) for Government of India in partnership with National trust.
Facilitated formation of Bahuddeshy Viklang Jan Foundation (BVJF) a national form for persons with disabilities which got registered in 2019
Persons received access to livelihood services
Persons received vocational training
Persons obtained employment
Persons obtained financial services
Stitching clothes and lives in rural Bengaluru – an example for entrepreneurs
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Dare to Hope, Live to Win
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Inclusive livelihood implies more than income generation for persons with disabilities; it concerns their very independence and dignity.