IYF currently leads the livelihoods component of the $35 million USAID/PEPFAR-funded, Catholic Relief Services-led Pathways Orphans and Vulnerable Children project in Zimbabwe.
IYF strengthens HIV-affected young people and their families economically by providing financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and business development services training and support, including linkages to finance and business mentorship.
Interventions are informed by a market assessment that IYF conducted to identify the economic sub-sectors with the highest potential for micro and small enterprises in target districts.
IYF is also enabling adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to address risk, violence, and gender inequalities.
To date, IYF has reached 40,000+ HIV-affected AGYW and caregivers through household economic strengthening training and related activities.
For more information, see the project fact sheet.