Poverty remains a key barrier to child well-being and small income generating projects arenít enough to help families dramatically change their socio-economic status. Therefore, Help a Child Rwanda is working on value chain development to ensure small scale producers have sustainable and sufficient income.

We use the following approaches to facilitate economic development:

1. Identifying value chains with the most market potential.
2. Partnering with enterprises with an interest in a specific value chain and connecting them to farmers.

Identifying economic drivers 
Help a Child Rwanda has conducted feasibility studies our areas of operation to examine which economic drivers have potential to impact large numbers of youth and adults. After identifying the commodities with potential, we have mapped the private sector companies with an interest in the product selected, with the aim to develop a partnership. Government and other relevant actors are also engaged to strengthen the value chain.

Inclusive Business Models
After developing partnerships with private sector companies, Help a Child Rwanda will organize farmers into cooperatives, link them to the selected companies and provide them with proper tools and knowledge to ensure quality production. We will also monitor the companies on their performance to see that how they are mentoring the farmers and including them in business decision making and revenue sharing.