WDC Food security livelihoods

Somalia’s people live in extremely poor and underdeveloped conditions. Livelihoods are broadly based on subsistence farming and pastoralism with limited opportunity to earn wages. The predominant livelihood systems are outlined below.

WDC is to promote sustainable livelihood and economic empowerment of people affected by civil strife and natural disaster.

The core value of the mission is to assist the affected individuals and communities to become ® economically self-reliant. WDC will create opportunities for self-employment and wage-employment, build capacity and improve markets. Over some time, this would enable the people to build up their capacity, asset ownership, self-esteem, and social status. WDC’s motto is to help people to help themselves.

WDC, Empowered communities, a secure peace, and protected environment, lands, and livelihoods in south Somalia. WDC had been working on the following livelihood programs in the past two decades following support and improvements such as

  • Farming sector improvement
  • Natural resource management
  • Disaster risk reduction and early warning systems
  • Climate change adaption and environmental protection
  • Microfinance and IGA empowerment
  • Education
  • Child and women empowerment
  • Cash for work activities
  • Animal re-stocking