Our programs focus on promoting employment and decent work to improve the financial and economic security of the socially vulnerable individuals and families. By enjoying access to training, economic resources and financial services, participants can achieve long-term economic stability.
In Thessaloniki, Greece, we are a key supporter of the American Farm School, an institute dedicated to teaching young farmers sustainable land management through the latest cultivation methods.
The program includes 46 hours of training and education, and fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship among young farmers. In 2014, 128 tobacco growers participated, while another 277 graduated from the program in 2015.
We’re excited to continue our support through 2016 with the participation of 120 more farmers.
In nine cities across Indonesia we’re helping small and growing businesses become environmentally sustainable and socially responsible while remaining profitable and scalable. These efforts focus on:
Businesses qualify for the program by first submitting a business plan. The top 20 chosen are mentored, while the top 10 present their business plan before potential partners at an Investors’ Forum.
We promote access to education and educational opportunities for the underprivileged with a focus on tobacco farmers and their families.
We strive to enhance the lives of women and girls and improve their status in society.