Our Home Based Production program allows parents who would otherwise be unable to gain paid employment in the short-term (for example, due to illness, having young children at home, etc.) to earn an income whilst remaining in the home. HBP is a temporary solution for families facing financial difficulties. The longer term strategy for producers is job placement, further vocational training, or small business set-up. In addition to the technical training, caretakers also receive training in a variety of life skills (for example, hygiene, nutrition, child rights, HIV, reproductive health, etc.). All producers and their families are frequently followed-up to ensure family stability.
The majority of producers are mothers who have been unable to access employment, either because they have young children without care facilities available, a low level of education and skills or because their physical and emotional conditions prevent them from engaging in formal employment.