Using the graduation model first developed by BRAC, Fonkoze’s CLM program employs specially trained case managers to work with CLM members throughout an intensive 18-month process to help them build sustainable livelihoods and the confidence and skills necessary to further grow them and create a better life for themselves and their families.
To begin, CLM provides each member with the productive assets – such as livestock or a commerce inventory – needed to start two income generating activities. All CLM members also receive the materials to construct a nine square meter home with a sturdy roof, a stable floor, and a latrine; and a
But the CLM case managers remain at the heart of the program. Case managers make weekly visits to every member, which often require overnight stays and hours-long hikes to reach women in Haiti’s most remote locations.
During their visits, CLM case managers provide each member with confidence-building, enterprise management, and life skills training. They also help each woman to successfully navigate the unique challenges she encounters throughout the process and to build a plan for her future as she moves forward. In turn, the women provide the hard work, determination and resilience to succeed.