Large portions of the people living in COCD target areas are living in poor conditions. These communities lack access to capital, agricultural resources, fertile land, employment opportunities, vocational and income generation ability and social protection systems.
Poverty, in COCD target areas has resulted in a number of consequences for children and their families such as:
Poor health and levels of education
Higher vulnerability to exploitation and abuse
Lower levels of participation in civic activities
COCD works to reduce the vulnerability of children through improved and sustainable socio-economic livelihoods for communities.