Empowerment & Self-Sufficiency

Every person has the right to hope and dream.

We believe empowerment is the first step towards transformation and essential to breaking the cycle of extreme poverty. At the core of all our programs, we are promoting empowerment and eventual self-sufficiency for communities and families.


Our empowerment focused programs work to promote specific untapped skills, interests and resources, as well as elevate the status of marginalized groups that have the potential to help their community sustainably move towards a more economically stable, socially inclusive, and responsible future.


Whether a child is learning vital life skills, a woman is developing her self-esteem and influence in the family and community, or parents are developing skills needed to earn additional income- HRI is working to provide tools and education that empower people to take control of their own futures.


  • Income Generation: Creates viable pathways out of hunger and poverty for families and communities leading to eventual self-sufficiency.
  • Vocational Training: Offers older youth and young adults the opportunity to develop marketable skills to apply in their communities and become financially independent.
  • 4HER: Capacity Training for Women: Helps combat various forms of domestic violence and gender inequality, and increases family health outcomes, as well as earning potential.

I am thrilled to be in partnership with Rachel Zelon and HRI. I’ve seen the HRI operation in person – it’s making a huge impact on the community.

Mickey Hensley
Collective Acts


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