Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening (STRIVE)
Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening (STRIVE) focuses on strengthening economic security for vulnerable children. Conflict, extreme economic stress, natural disasters and the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS contribute to the increasing number of orphans and other vulnerable children worldwide. These children have been the focus of innumerable programs that address their health, educational, psychosocial and security needs. While many programs provide excellent noneconomic support to such children, rarely do they adequately address the issue of economic insecurity. STRIVE identifies and demonstrates effective and sustainable ways to improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable children. Managed by FHI 360, STRIVE implements field projects that use an array of economic-strengthening approaches, ranging from savings-led finance to workforce development to value chain interventions. Coupled with a robust monitoring and evaluation framework and learning strategy, STRIVE tracks and documents the impact of interventions on children’s economic (financial) and noneconomic (health, education and nutrition) well-being.