The UN’s number one sustainable development goal is to end poverty.

There are nearly 800 million people living in extreme poverty globally. In places like Northern Uganda, ⅔ of people who transition out of poverty actually fall back in within a few years. We partner with our Clients to ensure they make a permanent transition out of poverty. Learn how :

Approach

Our programs are locally developed, serve the whole person and capitalize on the inherent, God-given potential in our Clients. Despite the odds being stacked against them, people are capable of pulling themselves and their families out of poverty.

Our Client

The Capable Graduation Program serves people living in extreme poverty. Prior to joining the program, Clients survive on less than $1.90 per day and likely experience the physical, social, psychological and spiritual vulnerabilities that come with living in poverty. They are the subsistence farmers, factory workers and petty traders that make up the majority of the global poor. We believe that our Clients are not defined by their circumstance, but by their potential.

The
Capable
Graduation
Program

A two year program that unlocks potential and leads to a transition out of poverty. We provide mentorship and counseling, intensive training, and access to financial services. Our Clients gain the knowledge and skillsets they need to make the journey out of poverty and develop the resiliency required to not fall back in.

Client Selection

Pre

We work closely with the local government and our partners to identify those who need the program the most. Clients qualify for the program based on a needs-assessment survey administered as part of our client selection process. Once accepted into the program, they are formed into groups of 15 based on the community they live in.

Group Formation Training

0-1 Months

Our program is administered within groups of 15 people. By implementing our programs in this way, clients are able to take advantage of the social support, resource pooling, and access to financial services that are made possible by being in a group.

Financial Literacy Training

1-2 Months

Finance management and savings are crucial to achieve program outcomes. Clients are trained in these skills at the outset of the program. Additionally, each group forms a savings group that lasts the duration of the program.

Loan Distribution

3 Months

All groups qualify for a ‘soft loan’ from Capable of roughly $360 per client. Soft Loans have favorable repayment terms that allow our clients to kickstart their businesses rather than toil under high interest rates.

Life and Livelihood skills training

3-22 Months

A 22-month training curriculum that provides clients with the knowledge they need to make a sustainable graduation from poverty. There are 4 key training modules: livelihood training, health training, life skills training (personal and community wellness), and spiritual development.

Business Mentorship

3-22 Months

Clients receive one-on-one business coaching from our staff so they can maximize their earning potential.

Social Support

2-22 Months

Social Workers provide supportive mediation, referrals, and mentorship to ensure that each client is physically and socially thriving.

Counseling

2-22 Months

Clients receive individualized psychological and spiritual support that helps them recover from trauma and realize their true worth.

Post Graduation

Clients graduate from the Capable Graduation Program after 22 months of services. Although their participation is complete, we encourage them to continue working towards their life-goals in partnership with their group. Groups provide the support, encouragement and resources that drive change long past our involvement in that specific community.

Capable - Post Graduation