SETU attaches due priority in poverty alleviation in order to improve the living standard of those who are lying under poverty line aiming at contributing to achieve SDG-1.
The underlying causes of poverty include vulnerability, migration, social exclusion, lack of assets and income opportunities. The growing income inequality is of major concern.
The economy of SETU’s working area is mostly characterized by the rural economy where unemployment, underemployment are very high. A major portion of those people lives in extreme poverty and they are recognized as ultra poor.
The nature of extreme poverty varies in different areas and special emphasis is needed to alleviate poverty arising from area specific problems. SETU has laid special emphasis to make the program more goal oriented with a view to accelerating the poverty alleviation process.
Tackling unemployment of women, men and youth that needs to be addressed for poverty alleviation is the question of gender gap and mainstreaming process. SETU undertakes different initiatives as need based action to overcome the poverty of ultra poor and most vulnerable groups.
SETU’s initiatives to reduce poverty are to encourage the creation of opportunities in the form of new micro-entrepreneurship and through the potential of new employment. As impact in long run economic growth of target audience is achieved through improving of human capital for furthering their overall emancipation.