Girl smiling with sewing machine
Livelihoods is about providing sustainable opportunities for communities. Credit: David Bebber

War Child’s work goes beyond providing protection and education for children during conflict.

We also deliver long-term, sustainable ‘livelihood’ support to young people and their communities – creating a more secure future and safer environment for children.

Young man doing carpentry.
We help with setting up the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Credit: Joseph Moura

Supporting entrepreneurs 

We provide vocational training and business skills to young people and parents/carers of vulnerable children.

We help with market research and feasibility studies, and we offer competitive start-up loans and grants to get small enterprises started. 


Through the KATI Youth-led Social Venture we support employment and entrepreneurship initiatives for young people in northern Uganda.

KATI was initially set up by War Child UK, and after an award-winning pilot project in 2013/4 it was scaled up and established as an independent, youth-led organisation.

The collaboration between KATI and War Child has been developing fast – we helped launch 57 innovative business ideas in 2015, and are creating a dynamic network of young entrepreneurs across northern Uganda.

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