Economic Wellbeing

TDRF provides direct assistance for the people of Tigray as they try to feed their families and find a safe place to live. We work to improve livelihood opportunities for long-term economic wellbeing.

Our Goals —

Economic wellbeing means people have their most basic survival needs satisfied as well as a stable source of income and assets from which to grow. People may be forced to make short-term decisions to live during and after crises, such as pulling children out of school to work, that have long-term negative implications. Tigray Disaster Relief Fund assists them in meeting urgent needs and laying the foundation to build a brighter future.

Ensure that people in disaster areas have access to necessities including food, water, shelter and essential household goods, without having to go into debt or resort to desperate measures

How we get there: 

  • Providing cash assistance-through a cash voucher, without restrictions, so that people buy essential goods in local stores and which benefits the local economy.
Ensure that individuals can become self- sustaining by engaging in safe and decent work and by managing and saving their resources

How we get there: 

  • Encouraging new entrepreneurs and helping local businesses to grow though mentorship, training, technical support and access to grants and loans.
  • Providing business-skills training for in-demand jobs strengthening connections in local labor markets so that prospective employers can more easily find employees with the skills they need.
Ensure that resettled displaced people in Tigray have what they need to rebuild their lives and grow their assets

How we get there:

  • Assisting people to identify realistic, achievable career paths that have the potential to offer a living wage;
  • Ensuring people have information about the job market and requirements for their specific fields.

Where We Work

The work of TRDF is touching the lives of thousands of people in Tigray. Due to the war in Tigray, millions have forcibly been internally and externally displaced from their homes since November 2020 and we are immensely working to reach those displaced by the war.

To accomplish its mission, TRDF partners with local government agencies and non-profit organizations that are committed to help people in need by implementing solutions to solve the challenges they face.