So far no large scale initiative has been designed and implemented to the benefit of Chadian returnees in the livelihoods sector. Chadian returnees have been relying mostly on WFP food ration for livelihoods as well as marginal initiatives of self-employment in the market sector.

With required funding and provided Government commitment in some areas such as access to land and to security, the project wants to ensure that 90% of returnees own their business or are self-employed in the Danamadja, Kobitie and Maingama sites. 

Objective 1 / Socio-economic profile

The socio-economic profiling of the returnee population is an important step towards designing a clear livelihoods strategy and identifying the portion of the population too vulnerable to be severed from humanitarian assistance. The project will ensure a profiling of the whole returnee population while also assessing socio-economic capacities in all the sites and host villages. 

Objective 2 / Capacity Building

Then will follow the support and structuration of 15,000 small business groups within the framework of activities aiming at easing access to energy and to fuel efficient equipment. Informal financial services will be offered to the youths with the target of 100% repayment rate recorded on money borrowed.